Highlights of recent progress in plant lipid research
Lessire, R., Cahoon, E., Chapman, K., Dyer, J., Eastmond, Peter J. and Heinz, E.. (2009) Highlights of recent progress in plant lipid research. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Vol.47 (No.6). pp. 443-447. ISSN 0981-9428
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2009.02.010
Raw fossil material reserves are not inexhaustible and as prices continue to raise it is necessary to find new sources of alternative and renewable energy. Oils from oleaginous field crops (sunflower and rape) with properties close to those of fossil fuel could constitute an alternative source of energy for the production of raw materials. This is the context in which the 18th International Symposium on Plant lipids (ISPL) was held in Bordeaux from 20th to 25th July 2008 at “La Cité Mondiale”. The 18th ISPL gathered 270 researchers from 33 countries. Sixty nine oral communications and 136 posters were presented during the 12 sessions of the Symposium. The sessions have covered all the different aspects of the Plant Lipid field including: Surface lipids: suberin, cutin and waxes, Fatty acids, Glycerolipids, Plant lipids as renewable sources of energy, Seed oils and bioengineering of metabolic pathways, Lipid catabolism, Models for lipid studies: lower plants, micro-organisms and others, Modifications of proteins by lipids, Sphingolipids, sterols and isoprenoids, Lipid signaling and plant stress responses, Lipid trafficking and membrane dynamics, New methods and technologies: functional lipidomics, fluxome, modelling.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QK Botany|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Plants -- Composition, Plant lipids -- Research, Biomass energy -- Research, Oilseeds -- Research, Unsaturated fatty acids -- Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Plant Physiology and Biochemistry|
|Official Date:||June 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-447|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
 J.M. Dyer, S. Stymne, A.G. Green and A.S. Carlsson, High-value oils from plants, Plant J. 54 (2008), pp. 640–655.
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