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Linoleic acid is converted into .gamma.-linolenic acid by the enzyme .DELTA.6-desaturase. The present invention is directed to isolated nucleic acids comprising the .DELTA.6-desaturase gene. More particularly, the isolated nucleic acid comprises the promoter, coding region and termination regions of the .DELTA.6-desaturase gene. The present invention provides recombinant constructions comprising the .DELTA.6-desaturase coding region in functional combination with heterologous regulatory sequences. The nucleic acids and recombinant constructions of the instant invention are useful in the production of GLA in transgenic organisms.

Title
Production of .gamma.-linolenic acid by a .DELTA.6-desaturase
Application Number
774475
Publication Number
5614393
Application Date
December 30, 1994
Publication Date
March 25, 1997
Inventor
Georges L Freyssinet
Saint Cyr au mont d'or
FR
Andrew N Nunberg
Bryan
TX, US
Michael Nuccio
College Station
TX, US
Avutu S Reddy
Bryan
TX, US
Terry L Thomas
College Station
TX, US
Agent
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser
Assignee
Rhone Poulenc Agrochimie
FR
IPC
C12N 15/82
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