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Wrinkled 1 (wri1) Seed-Oil-Increasing Transcription Factor

IntroductionPlant seed oils are used in many products, including human and animal food products, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paints, lubricants, and to make biodiesel. Demand for vegetable oils has been increasing steadily and has been bolstered by recent interest in using these oils as renewable alternatives to petroleum fuels. Description of TechnologyMichigan...
Published: 4/15/2011   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Alex Cernac
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Plant Oils, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

Gene for Low Calorie, Low Viscosity Vegetable Oil

Executive SummaryResearchers at Michigan State University have engineered oilseed crops to produce high hanklevels of acetyl-triacylglycerol (acetyl-TAG). This unique plant oil has enhanced low-temperature properties, lower viscosity, lower calories and additional attractive qualities.  Acetyl-TAG has a wide range of food and non-food applications as...
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

Expression of a Recombinant Transgene

IntroductionTransgenic plants have gained interest from industry as natural bioreactors for the production of pharmaceutical and industrial products. Advantageous expression systems based on promoters strategically designed to optimize transgene expression in plant cells are required to maximize the potential of transgenic plants for industrial purposes....

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...