Reynolds, Kyle B; Taylor, Matthew C; Cullerne, Darren; Blanchard, Christopher L; Wood, Craig C; Singh, Surinder P; Petrie, James R
Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA, C6-14 fatty acids) are an ideal feedstock for biodiesel and broader oleochemicals. In recent decades, several studies have used transgenic engineering to produce MCFA in seeds oils, although these modifications result in unbalance membrane lipid profiles that impair oil yields and agronomic performance. Given the ability to engineer nonseed organs to produce oils, we have previously demonstrated that MCFA profiles can be produced in leaves, but this also results...[Show more]
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