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Novel delta-12 desaturase and methods of using it for synthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids

United States Patent Application

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Desaturase enzymes, and especially animal .DELTA..sup.12-desaturases, and the use of such enzymes to alter fatty acid saturation, especially fatty acid saturation in oilseeds, are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding animal .DELTA..sup.12-desaturase enzymes.
Browse, John A. (Palouse, WA)
09/ 748,516
December 20, 2000
[0001] This invention was made with government support from the United States Department of Agriculture, grant USDA-NRICGP 97-35301-4426, and the United States Department of Energy, grant DE-FG06-92ER20077. The government has certain rights in this invention.