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Table 5 Enzymes involved in TAG biosynthesis and catabolism identified by annotation of the D. tertiolecta transcriptome

From: Transcriptome sequencing and annotation of the microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta: Pathway description and gene discovery for production of next-generation biofuels

Enzyme Symbol EC Number Number of transcripts 1%Sequence alignment with corresponding enzymes in model organisms (Accession #)
     C. reinhardtii V. carteri
TAG biosynthesis      
Glycerol kinase GK 2.7.1.30 16 42 (A8IYH1) NM
Glycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase GPAT 2.3.1.15 0 2NM NM
1-Acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase AGPAT 2.3.1.51 2 NM NM
Phosphatidate phosphatase PP 3.1.3.4 1 NM NM
Diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase DGAT 2.3.1.20 2 NM NM
Phospholipid:diacyglycerol acyltransferase PDAT 2.3.1.158 1 NM NM
TAG catabolism     NM NM
Triacylglycerol lipase TAGL 3.1.1.3 2 NM NM
  1. 1In cases where multiple transcripts have been aligned with the associated enzymes in the model organisms, average similarity is reported.
  2. 2NM denotes that the annotated transcripts did not match the sequence of corresponding enzyme in model organisms.