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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 in...
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 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