Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 560–562. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2001, pp. 649–652. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Vereshchagin. CHRONICLE The Fourteenth International Symposium on Plant Lipids (Cardiff, United Kingdom, July 23–28, 2000) About 200 communications on behalf of more than arachidonic acid previously found only in lower plants 330 researchers from 27 countries were presented at the is present in oils of the intact seeds of two higher plants, 14th Symposium on Plant Lipids convened by Cardiff Agathis robusta and Araucaria bidwillii (G. Dobson University. and W. Christie, Scotland). Finally, the general atten- tion of the participants was drawn to the work by A major trend in modern lipidology has been shown N. Murata (Japan), in which, for the ﬁrst time, the to consist in the investigation of the biosynthesis of cDNA for fatty acid D 12-desaturase from spinach was polyunsaturated fatty acids used in medicine. The stud- consistently expressed in a mammal (mouse) genome; ies of this process in lower organisms showed that the thereby, the mouse acquired the ability to efﬁciently oleaginous fungus, Mortierella alpina, accumulates tri- convert oleate into linoleic acid essential for
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