Morphological and metabolic changes in transgenic wheat with altered glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase or acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) thioesterase activities

D. A. N. Edlin, P. Kille, M. D. Wilkinson, H. D. Jones, J. L. Harwood

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Abstract

We have transformed varieties of wheat with a Pisum sativum glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase gene, and also with an Arabidopsis thaliana acyl-ACP thioesterase gene. Morphological (growth, organelle development) and metabolic changes (fatty acid labelling of chloroplast and non-chloroplast lipids) have been observed in transgenics with altered gene expression for either enzyme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-683
Number of pages2
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000
Event14th International Symposium on Plant Lipids - CARDIFF
Duration: 23 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

Keywords

  • acyl-ACP thioesterase
  • greenhouse effect
  • transgenic plant
  • ELEVATED CO2
  • LEAVES
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Transgenic plant

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