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Authors: Bourlaye Fofana, Sylvie Cloutier and Raja Ragupathy (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada) 
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Flax is a multi-purpose crop with emerging markets for its industrial, food and feed uses. Linseed oil extracted from seeds is used for environment friendly industrial applications such as linoleum flooring, manufacturing of paints, stains and varnishes. Flax EFAs are important players in many metabolic processes in cell biology not only as cell membrane structural components but also as storage lipids. The free FAs are involved in several metabolic pathways such as storage lipid synthesis in developing seeds, cutin and suberin production, and cuticular wax layer synthesis in different tissue types and developmental stages. This book summarizes current knowledge of different lipid classes found in flax, their localization and genetic control, and the regulation of flax seed lipid biosynthesis. (Imprint: Novinka)


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Table of Contents:
Introduction pp.1-2

1. Lipid Classes, Localization, Biosynthesis and Regulation IPID, pp. 3-16

1.1. Flax seed lipid classes

1.1.1. Fatty acyls

1.1.2. Glycerolipids

1.2. Lipid localization

1.2.1. Stem

1.2.2. Leaves

1.2.3. Flower

1.2.4. Seeds

1.2.4.1. Features of seed fatty acids

1.2.4.2. Fatty acid composition of flax seeds

1.2.4.3. TAG composition of flax seeds

1.3. Genetic control, biosynthesis and regulation of flax seed lipids

1.3.1. Genetic control of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

1.3.2. Biosynthesis and regulation of PUFAs

2. Current Trends and Future Perspectives in Applied Genomics and Transgenic Research in Flax, pp. 17-28

2.1. Transcriptomics and gene discovery

2.2. Molecular marker systems for germplasm characterization

2.3. Linkage maps

2.4. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis

2.5. BAC libraries and the flax genome initiative

2.6. Transgenic plants

2.6.1. Increased oil content

2.6.2. Modification of fatty acid composition for food uses

2.6.3. Modification of the fatty acid profile for industrial purposes

2.7. TILLING and EcoTILLING for flax improvement

Conclusion, pp. 29-30

References pp.31-44

Index pp.45-49

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      Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 49.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-470-5
   Status: AV
  
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