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Modification of Fatty Acids by Genetic Engineering

  • Matti Sovero
Conference paper

Abstract

The oils derived from temperate oilseeds have a fairly narrow range of fatty acid distribution. With the exception of the crucifers, most have oils that predominantly consist of C18-fatty acids with varying degrees of desaturation. Although common in tropical oilseeds and many wild species, fatty acids with shorter than 16-carbon chain length are virtually absent from temperate oilseeds.

Keywords

Lauric Acid Erucic Acid Carbon Capture Medium Chain Fatty Acid Fatty Acid Distribution 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matti Sovero
    • 1
  1. 1.Calgene Inc.DavisUSA

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