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Increase of Oil Content in Vegetative Tissues

IntroductionProduction of alternative fuels such as biodiesel is on the rise around the world and in the U.S. due to a strong and growing desire to reduce dependency on petroleum-derived diesel fuel. The acceptance of biodiesel has been slowed due to its higher cost relative to petroleum-derived diesel. The higher cost of biodiesel is directly related...
Published: 9/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Changcheng Xu, Binbin Lu, Jinpeng Gao, Sanjaya Sanjaya
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Oil Crops, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology, Energy

A Novel Enzyme from Solanum Habrochaites that Synthesizes Sesquiterpenes

IntroductionZingiberene is a sesquiterpene produced by many plant species including ginger, turmeric, cultivated tomato, and its wild relatives. It is synthesized at particularly high levels in the trichomes of certain accessions of the wild tomato species Solanum habrochaites and is a potent insect repellent. The identification of a gene from S. habrochaites...
Published: 8/4/2011   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Barry, Eliana Gonzales-Vigil
Keywords(s): Insect Resistance, Terpene, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

High Starch in Plant Leaves at Harvest

IntroductionCurrently, there is a great interest in using plant biomass, instead of grain, to produce ethanol. Starch can easily be used to make ethanol and would improve ethanol production from cellulose. In most plants, though, starch accumulated during the day is usually broken down each night, resulting in very little starch accumulation in the...
Published: 2/25/2011   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Sharkey, Sean Weise
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Ethanol, Maize, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

Divinyl Ether Synthase Gene and Protein and Uses Thereof

IntroductionPesticides are useful and necessary to protect crops from insects and weeds that would otherwise cause harm or destruction. However, pesticides are often burdensome to the environment and sometimes harmful to humans and wildlife. For this reason, alternative technologies are sought that will lessen and ideally eliminate the need to use pesticides...
Published: 9/21/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gregg Howe, Aya Itoh
Keywords(s): Crop Protection, Divinyl Ether Synthetase, Plant Pathogen, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Agriculture