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14-3-3 Protein Overexpression to Enhance Plant Oil Production

Executive SummaryVegetable oils are used for nutrition, biofuel, industrial applications, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. To meet the growing demand for vegetable oils, production of oilseeds has increased steadily in recent years. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have discovered a method to significantly increase the content of oil i...
Published: 2/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, John Ohlrogge, Wei Ma, Que Kong
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology

Engineered WRINKLED1 Transcription Factor with Increased Stability and Enhanced Oil Production

IntroductionPlant oils, primarily seed oils, are major agricultural commodities. The world consumption of plant oils in 2013 was 165 million tonnes, which represents an increase of 100 million tonnes since 1995. The majority of vegetable oils are produced from just four crops, oil palm, soybeans, rapeseed, and sunflower, which together accounts f...
Published: 4/25/2016   |   Inventor(s): John Ohlrogge, Christoph Benning, Wei Ma, Que Kong
Keywords(s): Agriculture Biotechnology, Biodiesel, Oil Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

Plant Cyclopropane Fatty Acid Synthase

IntroductionVegetable oils are used not only in the food industry but also increasingly in the chemical industry. The utility of any particular oil depends upon chemical and physico-chemical properties of the oil, which is determined by the composition of the constituent fatty acids. Plant oils are often modified to meet industrial specifications. ...
Published: 9/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoming Bao, Michael Pollard, John Ohlrogge
Keywords(s): Agriculture Biotechnology, Lithium Batteries, Plant Oils, Promoters Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals

Gene for Low Calorie, Low Viscosity Vegetable Oil

IntroductionBiodiesel can substitute for conventional petroleum diesel in almost all applications. Oftentimes, use of biodiesel requires engine modification since biodiesel has different solvent properties and often degrades natural rubber. Since use of biodiesel is increasing rapidly, alternative biofuel supplies are needed to accommodate the grow...
Published: 11/10/2010   |   Inventor(s): Michael Pollard, John Ohlrogge, Timothy Durrett
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Plant Oils, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Agriculture

F-Box Protein Targeted Plant Oil Production

IntroductionIn addition to their importance in human nutrition, plant seed oils are major ingredients in nonfood products, such as soaps, detergents, lubricants, cosmetics, paints, and biofuels. Demand for these vegetable oils has increased steadily due to their versatility and recent use in the development of alternatives to petroleum-based fuels....
Published: 10/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): John Ohlrogge, Sari Ruuska, Yonghua Li
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Feedstock, Oil Crops, Seed-specific Promoters, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

Plant Seed Specific Promoters

IntroductionConstitutive promoters, such as the CaMV 35S promoter, are commonly used for producing transgenic plants. However, constitutive promoters offer very little expression control, and cause their products to be expressed throughout the entire life of the plant and ubiquitously in tissues of transgenic plants. This effect is often harmful to...