Trienoic fatty acids and plant tolerance of high temperature

Yuuki Murakami, Michito Tsuyama, Yoshichika Kobayashi, Hiroaki Kodama, Koh Iba

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The chloroplast membrane of higher plants contains an unusually high concentration of trienoic fatty acids. Plants grown in colder temperatures have a higher content of trienoic fatty acids. Transgenic tobacco plants in which the gene encoding chloroplast omega-3 fatty acid desaturase, which synthesizes trienoic fatty acids, was silenced contained a lower level of trienoic fatty acids than wild-type plants and were better able to acclimate to higher temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-479
Number of pages4
Issue number5452
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2000

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