We dwell in a extremely sophisticated world the place all the pieces is almost achievable. The life sciences, and specifically biotechnology, will play a distinguished position in assembly these challenges. A larger understanding of plant science may very well be exploited by way of biotechnology to generate crops with improved properties. The possibility of engineering the synthesis of large amounts of vegetable oil in crops has been envisaged 74. The event of higholeic vegetable oils from the seeds (as steady base shares for lubricants) is one other instance (see Sections 5.3.1 and 10.5.2). Engineering the accumulation of triacylglycerols in non-seed …