omega-6-desaturase | Glycine max (Soybean, Soya bean, Soya, SOYBN) | BCH-GENE-SCBD-115046 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

last updated: 12 Jul 2019
General information
omega-6-desaturase
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  • ω-6 desaturase
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  • Fatty acid desaturase
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FAD2-1
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
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Omega-6 fatty acid desaturase is involved in the biosynthesis of linoleic (18:2) and linolenic (18:3) acids. It catalyzes the formation of a second double bond in the hydrocarbon chain of the monounsaturated fatty acid oleic (18:1) acid to produce the polyunsaturated fatty acid linoeic (18:2) acid.
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Additional Information
In Glycine max, FAD2-1 is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum (microsome) and is seed-specific.
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