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Expression of Acyl-[ACP] Thioesterase in Cuphea Lanceolata and in Transgenic Rapeseed

  • Norbert Martini
  • Jeff Schell
  • Reinhard Töpfer
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Abstract

A comparison of deduced amino acid sequences from 10 plant acyl-[Acyl Carrier Protein] thioesterases í TE) and their relationship to six Cuphea TEs is discussed. Expression studies of one TE from Cuphea lanceolata (C/TE13) in roots, flowers, leaves, maturing embryos and seeds showed a preferred expression in flowers. Heterologous expression in transgenic Brassica napus revealed 3 % capric acid in immature seeds of the T2 progeny.

Keywords

Capric Acid Acyl Carrier Protein Active Site Cysteine Transgenic Rapeseed Storage Triacylglycerols 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Martini
    • 1
  • Jeff Schell
    • 1
  • Reinhard Töpfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ZüchtungsforschungKölnGermany

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