Modification of the fatty acid composition of Escherichia coli by coexpression of a plant acyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase and ferredoxin

Edgar B. Cahoon, Lisa A. Mills, John Shanklin

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Abstract

Expression of a plant Δ6-palmitoyl (16:0)-acyl carrier protein desaturase in Escherichia coli resulted in the accumulation of the novel monounsaturated fatty acids Δ6-hexadecenoic acid (16:1Δ6) and Δ8- octadecenoic acid. Amounts of 16:1Δ6 accumulated by E. coli were increased more than twofold by the expression of a plant ferredoxin together with the Δ6-16:0-acyl carrier protein desaturase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)936-939
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume178
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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