Table I.

Transgenic plants and unusual fatty acid composition

Plant Lines Transgenes Unusual Fatty Acidsa
RAd DAe LAf VAg Epox. FAh
mol%
N10.3pC3.1 Napin-PHA synthase + vector pCAMBIA 1300 ndi nd nd nd nd
N10.3NH1.1 Napin-PHA synthase + napin-hydroxylase 1.2 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.1 0.7 ± 0.1 nd nd
N10.3NH2.2 Napin-PHA synthase + napin-hydroxylase 3.0 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.1 nd nd
N10.3NE6.2 Napin-PHA synthase + napin-epoxygenase nd nd nd 0.9 ± 0.1 nd
N4.1pC6.1 Napin-PHA synthase + vector pCAMBIA 1300 nd nd nd nd nd
N4.1NE15.1 Napin-PHA synthase + napin-epoxygenase nd nd nd 2.9 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.1
WTPC7.3 Vector pCAMBIA 1300 nd nd nd nd nd
WTNH8.1 Napin-hydroxylase 4.8 ± 0.1 3.5 ± 0.1 1.1 ± 0.1 nd nd
WTNH13.1 Napin-hydroxylase 5.1 ± 0.2 3.4 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 0.1 nd nd
WTNE5.1 Napin-epoxygenase nd nd nd 2.8 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.1
WTNE7.4 Napin-epoxygenase nd nd nd 2.7 ± 0.4 0.1 ± 0.1
PHAC3.3b CaMV 35S-PHA synthase
N-FatB3c Napin-caproyl-ACP thioesterase
  • a Values presented are means of three values ± sd. b Line previously described by Mittendorf et al. (1998). c Line previously described by Poirier et al. (1999). d 12-Hydroxy-9-octadecenoic acid (ricinoleic acid). e 12-Hydroxy-9, 15-octadecadienoic acid (densipolic acid). f 14-Hydroxy-11-dodecenoic acid (lesquerolic acid). g 12-Epoxy-9-octadecenoic acid (vernolic acid). h 12-Epoxy-9, 15-octadecadienoic acid. i Not detected.