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Researchers uncover proteins that regulate seed oil production

Researchers uncover proteins that regulate seed oil production

May 15, 2012 |

In California, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Iowa State University discovered a family of plant proteins that play a role in the production of seed oils, substances important for animal and human nutrition, biorenewable chemicals and biofuels. Scoring a rare scientific hat trick, the researchers identified three related proteins in thale […]

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Salk engineers first bacteria with synthetic amino acids: new platform biofuels

Salk engineers first bacteria with synthetic amino acids: new platform biofuels

September 23, 2011 |

In California, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new strain of bacteria that may pave the way for new synthetic drugs and new ways of manufacturing medicines and biofuels.  For the first time, the scientists were able to create bacteria capable of effectively incorporating “unnatural” amino acids – artificial additions to the 20 naturally occurring […]

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