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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 for...
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

Trait Gene for Highly Digestible Forage

IntroductionProduction of fuels and value-added chemicals from plant biomass often requires pretreatment of the biomass. Pretreatment increases the capital equipment needs and costs of the final product. Additionally, the use of seeds as a feedstock has been controversial, with some claiming that use of seeds for chemical production is increasing...

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. Such...
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