Progress towards the production of very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in transgenic plants: plant metabolic engineering comes of age

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Napier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Venegas Caleron, M., Michaelson, L. V., Beaudoin, F. and Sayanova, O. V. 2006. Progress towards the production of very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in transgenic plants: plant metabolic engineering comes of age. Physiologia Plantarum. 126 (3), pp. 398-406.

AuthorsNapier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Venegas Caleron, M., Michaelson, L. V., Beaudoin, F. and Sayanova, O. V.
Abstract

Very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are vital components of the human diet, playing important multiple roles in optimal health and development. Current dietary sources, in the form of fish oils, are in decline, and an alternative sustainable source is required. Recent attempts to engineer transgenic plants with the capacity to synthesize these fatty acids have clearly demonstrated the possibility of such an approach. This represents a major breakthrough in the quest for alternative sources of fish oils, as well as fulfilling the promise of transgenic plants as green factories.

KeywordsPlant Sciences
Year of Publication2006
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Journal citation126 (3), pp. 398-406
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2005.00603.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code503
ISSN00319317
PublisherWiley

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