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- Jia, Huili, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Plant science 2016 v.249 pp. 93-104
- Arabidopsis; Medicago sativa; alfalfa; alpha-tocopherol; biochemical pathways; biomass; biosynthesis; crude protein; diet; forage legumes; gamma-tocopherol; gene overexpression; genetic markers; growth and development; leaves; livestock; metabolic engineering; methyltransferases; neutral detergent fiber; nutritional adequacy; osmotic stress; phenotype; seeds; tocotrienols; transgenic plants; vitamin content
- ... Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a major forage legume for livestock and a target for improving their dietary quality. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that animals must obtain from their diet for proper growth and development. γ-tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT), which catalyzes the conversion of δ- and γ-tocopherols (or tocotrienols) to β- and α-tocopherols (or tocotrienols), respectively, is ...