• AKR2A participates in the regulation of cotton fiber development by modulating biosynthesis of very‐long‐chain fatty acids

    2 monthes ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    The biosynthesis of very‐long‐chain fatty acids and their transport are required for fiber development. However, whether other regulatory factors are involved in this process is unknown. We report here that overexpression of an Arabidopsis gene ankyrin‐repeat containing protein 2A in cotton promotes fiber elongation. RNA‐Seq analysis was employed to elucidate the mechanisms of AKR2A in regulating cotton fiber development. The VLCFAs content and the ratio of VLCFAs to short chain fatty acids increased in AKR2A transgenic lines. In addition, AKR2A promotes fiber elongation by...
    Read more ...