Diacylgalactosylglycerol synthesis was a prerequisite for the incorporation of [1-14C]-acetate into linoleate and alpha-linolenate of isolated spinach (Spinacia oleracea) chloroplasts. Oleate at position 1 of diacylgalactosylglycerol was desaturated to linoleate and alpha-linolenate both in the light and in the dark. Some desaturation of palmitate was also observed after prolonged incubations.
Research Article| December 15 1979
Linoleate and α-linolenate synthesis by isolated spinach (Spinacia oleracea) chloroplasts
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Biochem J (1979) 184 (3): 571-574.
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P G Roughan, J B Mudd, T T McManus, C R Slack; Linoleate and α-linolenate synthesis by isolated spinach (Spinacia oleracea) chloroplasts. Biochem J 15 December 1979; 184 (3): 571–574. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1840571
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