Understanding and manipulating plant lipid composition: metabolic engineering leads the way

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Napier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Beaudoin, F. and Cahoon, E. B. 2014. Understanding and manipulating plant lipid composition: metabolic engineering leads the way. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 19, pp. 68-75.

AuthorsNapier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Beaudoin, F. and Cahoon, E. B.
Abstract

The manipulation of plant seed oil composition so as to deliver enhanced fatty acid compositions suitable for feed or fuel has long been a goal of metabolic engineers. Recent advances in our understanding of the flux of acyl-changes through different key metabolic pools such as phosphatidylcholine and diacylglycerol have allowed for more targeted interventions. When combined in iterative fashion with further lipidomic analyses, significant breakthroughs in our capacity to generate plants with novel oils have been achieved. Collectively these studies, working at the interface between metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, demonstrate the positive fundamental and applied outcomes derived from such research.

Year of Publication2014
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Journal citation19, pp. 68-75
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2014.04.001
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDesigning Seeds for Nutrition and Health (DS)
Camelina
*Design Oilseeds (Olga Sayanova)
Evaluating novel plant oilseeds enriched in omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids to support sustainable development of aquaculture
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online06 May 2014
Publication process dates
Accepted14 Apr 2014
Copyright licenseCC BY
ISSN1369-5266
PublisherElsevier

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