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- Yu, Jinhui, 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 ...
- Yu, Jinhui, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Biotechnology for biofuels 2014 v.7 no.1 pp. 429
- Gibberella fujikuroi; Mortierella alpina; Synechocystis; biochemical pathways; fatty acid composition; gene overexpression; genes; linoleic acid; nutrition; nutritive value; oils; omega-3 fatty acids; photosynthesis; polyunsaturated fatty acids; stearoyl-CoA desaturase
- ... BACKGROUND: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which contain two or more double bonds in their backbone, are the focus of intensive global research, because of their nutritional value, medicinal applications, and potential use as biofuel. However, the ability to produce these economically important compounds is limited, because it is both expensive and technically challenging to separate omega-3 ...
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