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ADS genes for reducing saturated fatty acid levels in seed oils

United States Patent

February 2, 2010
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Desaturase Genes for improved Plant Seed Oils
The present invention relates to enzymes involved in lipid metabolism. In particular, the present invention provides coding sequences for Arabidopsis Desaturases (ADS), the encoded ADS polypeptides, and methods for using the sequences and encoded polypeptides, where such methods include decreasing and increasing saturated fatty acid content in plant seed oils.
Heilmann; Ingo H. (Bay Shore, NY), Shanklin; John (Shoreham, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
10/ 857,765
May 28, 2004
The present application was funded in part with government support under grant number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention.