Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into biofactories capable of producing oils that can replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products. Scientists in the Crop Biofactories Initiative (CBI), a joint venture between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Grains Research and Development Corp., are achieving major advances toward their goal by accumulating 30% of an unusual fatty acid (UFA) in the model plant ...

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