- Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Functional analysis of the omega-6 fatty acid desaturase (CaFAD2) gene family of the oil seed crop Crambe abyssinica
Cheng, Jihua; Zhu, Li-Hua; Salentijn, Elma; Huang, Bangquan; Gruber, Jens; Dechesne, Annemarie C.; Krens, Frans A.; Qi, Weicong; Visser, Richard G. F.; van Loo, Eibertus N.
Conclusions:CaFAD2-C3 expression is highly correlated to levels of C18:1 (r = -0.78) and PUFA (r = 0.75), which suggests that CaFAD2-C3 is the most important one for changing the oil composition of crambe.
Crambe abyssinica; Fatty acid desaturase 2; Oil crop; Oleic acid; Polyunsaturated fatty acid; RNAi; Gene expression
BMC Plant Biology
2013, Volume: 13
Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
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