Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis in Developing Cotyledons of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

  • Gareth Griffiths
  • Keith Stobart
  • Sten Stymne


Triacylglycerol (TAG) deposition in the maturating seeds of safflower occurs over a narrow but well defined period. This report presents evidence to establish (a) the optimum seed age at which to conduct studies on active TAG biosynthesis (b) the use of such material in in-vivo experiments to examine the current in-vitro based models proposed by Stymne and Stobart (1) for linoleate-TAG formation.


Phosphatidic Acid Carthamus Tinctorius Initial Time Period Choline Phosphotransferase Acyl Exchange 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth Griffiths
    • 1
  • Keith Stobart
    • 1
  • Sten Stymne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Food HygieneSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

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