Tailoring plant lipid composition: designer oilseeds come of age.

@article{Napier2010TailoringPL,
  title={Tailoring plant lipid composition: designer oilseeds come of age.},
  author={Johnathan A Napier and Ian A Graham},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={330-7}
}
Plant neutral lipids such as seed oil triacylglycerols play a key role in many aspects of human life, ranging from providing essential nutrition to acting as biolubricants. There is also growing interest in using plant oils as a replacement for petrochemicals, either for fuel or as a chemical feedstock. Considerable effort has been focused on modifying the fatty acid composition of seed oils and/or increasing the levels of storage triacylglycerol. Certainly, it is now possible to successfully… CONTINUE READING

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