|Reverdatto, Sergei - PURDUE UNIVERSITY, BCHM|
|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 (9210 bases) of a nuclear gene (accA-2) that encodes alpha-CT-2 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.