As outlined, total oil deposition is the product of myriad factors, with acetyl-CoA
supply and the activities of ACCase, KASIII, and acyltransferases, having prominent
roles. While breeding and biotechnology continue to produce incremental
improvements in yield, the most dramatic progress has been in the development
of oilseed lines tailored for specific applications. Both altered proportions of
common fatty acids and introduction of unusual fatty acids to crop plants have
been accomplished to varying degrees.