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Engineering ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in potato tubers

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31926 44853 2006 11 PDF Available
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Engineering ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in potato tubers
Abstract

Consumption of astaxanthin is increasingly associated with a range of health benefits. Attempts to engineer ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in plants have been successful although there are no reports of nutritionally significant levels of astaxanthin in plant storage organs. Thus, in this study, ketocarotenoid biosynthesis was engineered in potato tubers. Both Solanum tuberosum and Solanum phureja transgenic lines were produced that expressed an algal bkt1 gene, encoding a β-ketolase, and accumulated ketocarotenoids. Two major ketocarotenoids were detected, ketolutein and astaxanthin. The level of unesterified astaxanthin reached ca. 14 μg g−1 DW in some bkt1 expressing lines of S. phureja but was much lower in the S. tuberosum background. Co-transformation of S. tuberosum with crtB, encoding phytoene synthase, and the bkt1 gene was achieved in order to determine whether this would enhance the levels of S. tuberosum ketocarotenoid.

Keywords
Ketocarotenoid; bkt1; Astaxanthin; Co-transformation; Ketocarotenoid Solanum phureja; Solanum tuberosum
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Metabolic Engineering - Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2006, Pages 253–263
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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