New Elongase Gene And Production Of.delta. 9-polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Patent CA 2442010 C)

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Napier, J. A., Lazarus, C. M., Qi, B. and Lerchl, J. 2013. New Elongase Gene And Production Of.delta. 9-polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Patent CA 2442010 C). CA 2442010 C

AuthorsNapier, J. A., Lazarus, C. M., Qi, B. and Lerchl, J.
TypeH1 - Patents granted
Patent applicantUniversity of Bristol
Patent IDCA 2442010 C
074-344-132-559-02X
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 Publication2013
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