The Effect of Temperature on Desaturation of Galactolipid Fatty Acids in Brassica napus
Plants, animals and bacteria exposed to low growth temperatures often exhibit higher levels of unsaturated fatty acids in the glycerolipids of their cellular membranes. This general phenomenon has been known for some time and several theories have been put forward to explain it. No theory, however, has received complete acceptance and the reason for an apparently higher level of desaturase enzyme activity at low temperatures remains to be explained.
KeywordsMolecular Species Rapid Phase Fatty Acid Synthetase Fatty Acid Desaturation Complete Acceptance
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