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Genetic element (GENE)
last updated: 12 Jul 2019
Fatty acid desaturaseEN
Protein coding sequence
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.
In Glycine max, FAD2-1 is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum (microsome) and is seed-specific.