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Industrial oils from transgenic plants.
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PMID:  12667876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unusual fatty acids that have useful industrial properties occur widely in the seed oils of many non-agronomic plant species. Researchers are attempting to use biotechnology to produce high levels of these fatty acids in the seeds of existing crop plants. cDNAs for a wide variety of unusual fatty acid biosynthetic enzymes have been identified, particularly through the use of expressed sequence tags. However, it has not yet been possible to use these cDNAs to produce large amounts of unusual fatty acids in seeds of transgenic plants. This difficulty points to the need for a greater understanding of fatty acid metabolism in oilseeds.
Jan Jaworski; Edgar B Cahoon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in plant biology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1369-5266     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Plant Biol.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883395     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Plant Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids / biosynthesis*,  chemistry,  metabolism
Plant Oils / chemistry,  metabolism*
Plants, Genetically Modified / chemistry,  enzymology,  genetics,  metabolism*
Seeds / chemistry,  enzymology,  genetics,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Plant Oils

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