Author(s): Chapman KD, Ohlrogge JB
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Abstract Triacylglycerols from plants, familiar to most people as vegetable oils, supply 25\% of dietary calories to the developed world and are increasingly a source for renewable biomaterials and fuels. Demand for vegetable oils will double by 2030, which can be met only by increased oil production. Triacylglycerol synthesis is accomplished through the coordinate action of multiple pathways in multiple subcellular compartments. Recent information has revealed an underappreciated complexity in pathways for synthesis and accumulation of this important energy-rich class of molecules.
This article was published in J Biol Chem
and referenced in Advances in Crop Science and Technology