New frontiers in oilseed biotechnology: Meeting the global demand for vegetable oils for food, feed, biofuel, and industrial applications

Chaofu Lu, Johnathan A. Napier, Thomas E. Clemente, Edgar B. Cahoon

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Abstract

Vegetable oils have historically been a valued commodity for food use and to a lesser extent for non-edible applications such as detergents and lubricants. The increasing reliance on biodiesel as a transportation fuel has contributed to rising demand and higher prices for vegetable oils. Biotechnology offers a number of solutions to meet the growing need for affordable vegetable oils and vegetable oils with improved fatty acid compositions for food and industrial uses. New insights into oilseed metabolism and its transcriptional control are enabling biotechnological enhancement of oil content and quality. Alternative crop platforms and emerging technologies for metabolic engineering also hold promise for meeting global demand for vegetable oils and for enhancing nutritional, industrial, and biofuel properties of vegetable oils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-259
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Oilseeds
Plant Oils
Biofuels
Vegetable oils
Biotechnology
Industrial applications
Food
Metabolic engineering
Metabolic Engineering
Lubricants
Detergents
Biodiesel
Fatty acids
Metabolism
Crops
Oils
Fatty Acids
Technology
Chemical analysis

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  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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New frontiers in oilseed biotechnology : Meeting the global demand for vegetable oils for food, feed, biofuel, and industrial applications. / Lu, Chaofu; Napier, Johnathan A.; Clemente, Thomas E.; Cahoon, Edgar B.

In: Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2011, p. 252-259.

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