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Transgenic Oils

  1. Thomas A. McKeon

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047167849X.bio083

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

How to Cite

McKeon, T. A. 2005. Transgenic Oils. Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products. 3:6.

Author Information

  1. USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center, Albany, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

Currently, the four genetically engineered (transgenic) crops that have been adopted are all oilseed crops: soy, corn, cotton, and canola. They are a commercial success and account for 99% of transgenic crops planted worldwide.

Transgenic technology remains a powerful tool for developing a broad range of useful food and industrial oils. To date, attempts to use this technology have been limited to crop input traits, but in the long term, novel crops with altered output traits will fill important niches in the food supply and will help to shift the petroleum economy to renewable resources.

Keywords:

  • transgenic oil;
  • corp genetic engineering;
  • canola;
  • soy;
  • cotton;
  • corn;
  • high-oleate oil;
  • sunflower