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- Song, Ziliang; Mietkiewska, Elzbieta; Weselake, Randall J.
- Plant cell reports 2017 v.36 no.3 pp. 447-457
- Arabidopsis; Punica granatum; bioinformatics; biotechnology; complementary DNA; crops; fatty acid composition; fatty acids; gene expression; genes; homozygosity; metabolic engineering; oilseed crops; plant development; pomegranates; regulatory sequences; seed oils; seed storage proteins; seeds
- ... KEY MESSAGE: Enhanced levels of punicic acid were produced in the seed oil of Arabidopsis over-expressing pomegranate FATTY ACID CONJUGASE driven by heterologous promoters, among which the linin promoter was the most efficient. Fatty acids with conjugated double bonds play a special role in determining both the nutritional and industrial uses of plant oils. Punicic acid (18:3Δ⁹ᶜⁱˢ,¹¹ᵗʳᵃⁿˢ,¹³ᶜⁱˢ), ...