2. Lipid Biosynthesis

  1. Hiroshi Ashihara2,
  2. Alan Crozier3 and
  3. Atsushi Komamine4
  1. David Hildebrand

Published Online: 28 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991311.ch2

Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology

Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology

How to Cite

Hildebrand, D. (2011) Lipid Biosynthesis, in Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology (eds H. Ashihara, A. Crozier and A. Komamine), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119991311.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, 2-1-1, Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8610 Japan

  2. 3

    Plant Products and Human Nutrition Group, Graham Kerr Building, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

  3. 4

    The Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0098 Japan

Author Information

  1. 403 Plant Science Building, 1405 Veterans Drive, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0312, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747032

Online ISBN: 9781119991311

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Keywords:

  • Lipid Biosynthesis;
  • Fatty Acid Synthesis;
  • Fatty Acid Desaturases;
  • Lipid Signals;
  • Membrane Synthesis;
  • TAG Biosynthesis;
  • Plant Oils as a Renewable Resource;
  • acyl-CoA synthetase (ACS);
  • mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fatty Acid Synthesis

  • Fatty Acid Desaturases

  • Lipid Signals

  • Algae

  • Membrane Synthesis

  • TAG Biosynthesis

  • Genetic Engineering of Oilseed for Industrial Uses

  • Plant Oils as a Renewable Resource

  • Acknowledgements

  • References