Temperature and Light Effects on the Expression of the Arabidopsis Linolenate Mutant Phenotype in Callus Cultures
Temperature and light have a large influence on linolenic acid levels. Low temperatures have been correlated with an increased ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated lipids in plant cell membranes, while plant tissues maintained in the dark show a significant increase in the desaturation of linoleate to linolenate upon illumination 1,2.
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