Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis

Fatty acids generated by the first part of the oil biosynthesis pathway are incorporated into triacylglycerols or oil molecules. The Wang laboratory is interested in improving seed oil content and oil seed quality using a set of integrated approaches: (A) Increasing the precursor supply for seed oil production by enhancing the efficiency of conversion of seed oil precursors from membrane lipids to storage lipids, (B) Enhancing the sink size for seed oil accumulation by improving oil body biogenesis and production, (C) Decreasing seed oil loss by enhancing oil seed stability and quality and (D) Improving stress tolerance of oil crops, and thus oilseed output, by identifying and manipulating pathways that affect plant response to environmental stress. Work products will be a better understanding of the soybean and/or improved seeds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31305

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467597
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:35PM