Synthetic redesign of plant lipid metabolism

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Haslam, R. P., Sayanova, O. V., Kim, H. J., Cahoon, E. B. and Napier, J. A. 2016. Synthetic redesign of plant lipid metabolism. The Plant Journal. 87 (1), pp. 76-86.

AuthorsHaslam, R. P., Sayanova, O. V., Kim, H. J., Cahoon, E. B. and Napier, J. A.

Plant seed lipid metabolism is an area of intensive research, including many examples of transgenic events in which oil composition has been modified. In the selected examples described in this review, progress towards the predictive manipulation of metabolism and the reconstitution of desired traits in a non-native host is considered. The advantages of a particular oilseed crop, Camelina sativa, as a flexible and utilitarian chassis for advanced metabolic engineering and applied synthetic biology are considered, as are the issues that still represent gaps in our ability to predictably alter plant lipid biosynthesis. Opportunities to deliver useful bio-based products via transgenic plants are described, some of which represent the most complex genetic engineering in plants to date. Future prospects are considered, with a focus on the desire to transition to more (computationally) directed manipulations of metabolism.

Year of Publication2016
JournalThe Plant Journal
Journal citation87 (1), pp. 76-86
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
PubMed ID27483205
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Nebraska Centre for Energy Science Research
National Science Foundation
Funder project or codeDesigning Seeds for Nutrition and Health (DS)
*Design Oilseeds (Olga Sayanova)
Designing oilseeds for nutrition and health
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Copyright license
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online22 Mar 2016
Publication process dates
Accepted17 Mar 2016

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