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- Li, Youzhi, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Chinese journal of oceanology and limnology 2016 v.34 no.4 pp. 772-780
- Synechococcus; Synechocystis; alpha-linolenic acid; fatty acid composition; fatty acid metabolism; gamma-linolenic acid; gene overexpression; genes; genetic engineering; human health; nutritive value; stearoyl-CoA desaturase
- ... Genetic modification is useful for improving the nutritional qualities of cyanobacteria. To increase the total unsaturated fatty acid content, along with the ratio of ω-3/ω-6 fatty acids, genetic engineering can be used to modify fatty acid metabolism. Synechococcus sp. PCC7002, a fast-growing cyanobacterium, does not contain a Δ6 desaturase gene and is therefore unable to synthesize γ-linolenic a ...