Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/18/1996
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Because oil is an important product derived from soybean, understanding the biological mechanisms that regulate its biosynthesis is essential. The chloroplast enzyme called acetyl CoA carboxylase is responsible for a key reaction during the formation of the fatty acids used for oil biosynthesis. Four components, or subunits, are assembled to form chloroplast acetyl CoA carboxylase in soybean. One of these subunits is called biotin carboxylase carrier protein (BCCP) and it seems to be encoded least two different genes. This technical report describes a DNA that encodes the product from one of the BCCP genes (accB-1). 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.