Plant Storage Lipids
Published Online: 15 DEC 2008
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How to Cite
Murphy, D. J. 2008. Plant Storage Lipids. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2008
Plant storage lipids are major sources of human and livestock nutrition, and of a vast range of renewable industrial products from bioplastics to biofuels. Within plants, storage lipids such as triacylglycerols have several additional nonstorage functions in processes ranging from host–pathogen interactions to abiotic stress responses. Improved knowledge of storage lipid metabolism is being used to create new oil crop varieties and to domesticate new species to supply the ever increasing demand for plant oils.
- fatty acids;