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Table 2 Summary of enzymes involved in ALA metabolism identified by the annotation of the Sacha Inchi transcriptome

From: De novo transcriptome assembly of the eight major organs of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) and the identification of genes involved in α-linolenic acid metabolism

ALA biosynthesis
EC No. Enzyme abbreviation Enzyme full name No. of unigenes
 1.1.1.100 KAR Ketoacyl-ACP reductase 28
 1.3.1.9 EAR Enoyl-ACP reductase 3
 1.14.19.1 SAD Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 66
 1.14.19.6 FAD2 Fatty acid desaturase 2 29
 1.14.19.22 FAD6 Fatty acid desaturase 6 6
 1.14.19.25 FAD3 Fatty acid desaturase 3 8
 1.14.19.35 FAD7 Fatty acid desaturase 7 17
 1.14.19.36 FAD8 Fatty acid desaturase 8 2
 2.3.1.179 KAS II Ketoacyl-ACP synthase II 19
 2.3.1.180 KAS III Ketoacyl-ACP synthase III 3
 3.1.2.14 FATA Acyl-ACP thioesterase A 2
 3.1.2.21 FATB Acyl-ACP thioesterase B 7
 6.4.1.2 ACC Acetyl-CoA carboxylase 21
Fatty acid catabolism
EC No. Enzyme abbreviation Enzyme full name No. of unigenes
 6.2.1.3 LACS Long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase 27
 4.2.1.17  1.1.1.35 MFP2 Multifunctional protein 15
 1.3.3.6 ACX Acyl-CoA oxidase 16
 2.3.1.16 KAT 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase 31
TAG biosynthesis
EC No. Enzyme abbreviation Enzyme full name No. of unigenes
 2.3.1.15 GPAT Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 12
 2.3.1.51 LPAAT Lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase 2
 3.1.3.4 PP Phosphatidate phosphatase 10
 2.3.1.20 DGAT Diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 4
 2.3.1.158 PDAT Phospholipid: diacylglycerol acyltransferase 5