Control of TAG Composition

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.