University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
image of soybean field and soybeans
simplified lipid biosythesis pathway
image of soybeans with mock inoculation (left) and SACPD silenced (right)

Mock inoculated (left) and SACPD silenced (right) soybeans
(See Kachroo et al. 2008)

Excellent work has been done on fatty acid and lipid biosynthetic genes in Arabidopsis which provides a good model for study of lipid biosynthetic genes in soybeans. An extensive pathway model in Arabidopsis can be found at the Arabidopsis Acyl Metabolism site. Genes networks in soybean seed development site.

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