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Up-regulation of lipid biosynthesis increases the oil content in leaves of Sorghum bicolor

Vanhercke, Thomas; Belide, Srinivas; Taylor, Matthew C; El Tahchy, Anna; Okada, Shoko; Rolland, Vivien; Liu, Qing; Mitchell, Madeline; Shrestha, Pushkar; Venables, Ingrid; Ma, Lina; Blundell, Cheryl; Mathew, Anu; Ziolkowski, Lisa; Niesner, Nathalie; Hussain, Dawar; Dong, Bei; Liu, Guoquan; Godwin, Ian D; Lee, Jiwon; Rug, Melanie; Zhou, Xue-Rong; Singh, Surinder P; Petrie, James R


Synthesis and accumulation of the storage lipid triacylglycerol in vegetative plant tissues has emerged as a promising strategy to meet the world's future need for vegetable oil. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is a particularly attractive target crop given its high biomass, drought resistance and C4 photosynthesis. While oilseed-like triacylglycerol levels have been engineered in the C3 model plant tobacco, progress in C4 monocot crops has been lagging behind. In this study, we report the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant biotechnology journal
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12959


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