New Elongase Gene And Production Of Delta 9-polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Patent CA 2442010 A1)

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Qi, B, Lerchl, J., Lazarus, C. M. and Napier, J. A. 2002. New Elongase Gene And Production Of Delta 9-polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Patent CA 2442010 A1). CA 2442010 A1

AuthorsQi, B, Lerchl, J., Lazarus, C. M. and Napier, J. A.
TypeH2 - Patents applied for
Patent applicantUniversity of Bristol
Patent IDCA 2442010 A1
170-206-932-149-04X
Abstract

The invention relates to a new elongase gene having the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1 or its derivatives, to a gene construct comprising this sequence or its derivatives and to its use. The inventive nucleic acid sequence encodes a polypeptide which elongates .alpha.-linolenic acid (C18:3 d9, 12, 15) by at least two carbon atoms whereas .gamma.-linolenic acid (C 18:3 d6, 9, 12) is not elongated. The invention additionally relates to vectors or organisms comprising an elongase gene having the sequence SEQ ID NO: 1 or its derivatives. The invention further relates to a process for the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (=PUFAs) with an organism which comprises the elongase gene and which organism produces high amounts of oils and especially oils with a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. Additionally the invention relates to an oil and/or fatty acid composition with a higher content of polyunsaturated C20 or C22 fatty acids with at least two double bonds and/or to a triacylglycerol composition with a higher content of said polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Year of Publication2002
Open accessPublished as non-open access
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