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Genetically modified plant grows 'fishy' fatty acids

Genetically modified plant grows 'fishy' fatty acids

作者:杞讫  时间:2019-03-02 04:10:09  人气:

A PLANT has been genetically engineered to make a “fishy” fatty acid. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of heart disease and arthritis, and are essential for brain development. Fish are a great source, but few people eat enough. Now Allan Green of Australian research organisation CSIRO in Canberra and his team have created thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) that produces the long-chain omega-3 DHA. The team inserted genes for enzymes from marine algae (Functional Plant Biology DOI: