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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Glycine Max Acetyl-Coa Carboxylase (Carboxyl Transferase Alpha Subunit) Gene Acca-1, Nuclear Gene Encoding Chloroplast Protein, Complete Cds (Accession Af164510)

item Nielsen, Niels
item Reverdatto, Sergei - PURDUE UNIVERSITY, BCHM
item Beilinson, Vadim - PURDUE UNIVERSITY, BCHM

Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Oil is an important product derived from soybean, so understanding the biological mechanisms that regulate its biosynthesis is significant. The chloroplast enzyme called acetyl CoA carboxylase is responsible for a key reaction during the formation of fatty acids. It carries out the first biochemical step that is committed to oil biosynthesis. Four components, or subunits, are assembled to form chloroplast acetyl CoA carboxylase in soybean. One of these subunits is called alpha carboxyl transferase (alpha-CT). In this technical report the nucleotide sequence (7149 bases) of a nuclear gene (accA-1) that encodes alpha-CT-1 is presented. The information is directed toward specialists who are interested in acetyl CoA carboxylase. Manipulation of the genes that encode acetyl CoA carboxylase may permit changes in the amount of oil accumulated by soybean.

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