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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Crambe abyssinica; Fatty acid desaturase 2; Oil crop; Oleic acid; Polyunsaturated fatty acid; RNAi; Gene expression

Published in

BMC Plant Biology
2013, Volume: 13
Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Botany
    Genetics

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-13-146

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/55244