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Key genes for increasing oil content in plant leaves have been identified

By Maja Bosanac
20 October 2013

plant-leaves-oil-1A group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has identified the key genes involved in oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and vegetative plant tissues. Increased expression of these genes resulted in increased oil content in leaves – plant’s most abundant source of biomass. This finding could help increase… »

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Modified plant protein can be used as drug-delivery vesicle

By Damir Beciri
13 July 2012

sesame-and-sunflower-seedsResearchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) have developed a new approach for making biocompatible vesicles that can carry drugs to their targets in the body. By starting with a protein that is found in sunflower seeds, they used genetic engineering to make a variety of protein molecules that assemble into biocompatible vesicles and other… »