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Breeding Advances and Germplasm Resources in Meadowfoam: A Novel Very Long Chain Oilseed

  title={Breeding Advances and Germplasm Resources in Meadowfoam: A Novel Very Long Chain Oilseed},
  author={Steven J. Knapp and Jimmie M. Crane},
Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba Benth., Limnanthaceae) produces a very-long chain seed oil with novel physical and chemical characteristics (Earle et al. 1959; Smith et al. 1960; Bagby et al. 1961; Miller et al. 1964; Isbell 1997). These characteristics have propelled the development of meadowfoam as a specialty oilseed crop and the development of industrial markets for meadowfoam oil and oil derivatives. Meadowfoam has been produced on a limited scale for more than 20 years in Oregon (Fig. 1… 

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