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Lectins are proteins that bind specifically to carbohydrates and are active in plant defense and other processes. The sequencing of the flax (Linum usitatissimum) genome showed that it was unusually rich in genes predicted to encode one or more agglutinin domains (PFAM PF07468). This domain is...
Identification of a pair of phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferases from developing flax (Linum usitatissiumum L.) seed catalyzing the selective production of trilinoleninDownload
The oil from flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) has high amounts of α-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3cisΔ9,12,15) and is one of the richest sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3-PUFAs). To produce ∼57% ALA in triacylglycerol (TAG), it is likely that flax contains enzymes that can efficiently...
In vivo and in vitro evidence for biochemical coupling of reactions catalyzed by lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase and diacyglycerol acyltransferaseDownload
Seed oils of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and many other plant species contain substantial amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the major site for PUFA synthesis. The exact mechanisms of how these PUFAs are channeled from PC into triacylglycerol (TAG) needs...
STRESS RESPONSES OF THE FLAX GENOME: ACTIVATION OF TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS, DEFENSE GENES AND GENOME RESTRUCTURING AND DIVERSIFICATION.Download
Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences that can move in the genome (transpose) via a DNA or a RNA intermediate. TEs are abundant in plant genomes and can be activated by stress. Their activity can result in structural and gene expression alterations that increase diversity within and among...
Flax is an oilseed praised for high omega-3 oil, fiber and lignan content. Supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) can be used as a green solvent alternative to process flax bioactives. SCCO2 extraction was used to remove lignan Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) from full fat and defatted whole...
Wind energy is a sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuel sources. Improvements are constantly being made to maximize turbine efficiency, which is only increasing wind’s potential to be viable on a large-scale. Blades must be constructed using low density materials with high stiffness....
Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms behind Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis in Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.)Download
Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) seed oil contains approximately 45%-65% of α-linolenic acid (ALA) and 15-29 % of linoleic acid (LA), and is one of the richest natural sources of these polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Due to its high amounts of PUFAs, especially ALA, flax oil has a number of...
Understanding the role of diets enriched in long chain fatty acids on postpartum reproductive function and embryo development in dairy cowsDownload
The objectives of this work were to investigate the influence of diets enriched in long chain fatty acids on feed intake, calf birth weight, maternal and neonatal fatty acid profiles, milk production, postpartum reproductive function, early embryonic development and its transcriptome profile in...
β-Galactosidases and Fasciclin-like Arabinogalactan Proteins in Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Phloem Fibre DevelopmentDownload
The phloem fibres of flax (Linum usitatissimum) have specialized, cellulose-rich secondary walls of the gelatinous type (G-type), which give the fibres remarkable strength. G-type walls are also found in tension wood of many trees. β-galactosidases (BGAL) and fasciclin-like arabinogalactan (FLA)...