Lipid Biosynthesis in Oil Palm Protoplasts

  • Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi
  • Khaik-Cheang Oo
  • Augustine Soon-Hock Ong


Protoplasts offer several advantages for metabolic studies. They provide a homogenous single-celled system and ensure the even distribution of precursors into the cell. The reaction products can be isolated more quickly and at higher purity. One of the main attractions of employing protoplasts for studying lipid metabolism is their ease of lysis. Organelles can be separated with minimal injury. The study of lipid metabolism in mesocarp and embryoid protoplasts of the oil palm is described.


Fatty Acid Composition Polar Lipid Lipid Class Main Attraction Total Fatty Acid Composition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi
    • 1
  • Khaik-Cheang Oo
    • 2
  • Augustine Soon-Hock Ong
    • 1
  1. 1.Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM)Kuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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