Tokyo Tech enhances biofuel production with trangenic plant

A new transgenic plant to produce biofuel
Tokyo Tech researchers successfully introduced an engineered lipid remodeling system into a transgenic plant to enhance biofuel production.
Triacylglycerols from plants can be used to produce environmentally friendly and renewable biodiesel. Therefore, there has been great interest in using genetic engineering to enhance triacylglycerol levels in plant vegetative tissues. A team at the Tokyo Institute of Technology led by Mie Shimojima and Yuka Madoka recently developed a lipid remodeling system that could be introduced in transgenic plants to boost the levels of triacylglycerol production in leaves and roots. …

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