Development of coconut oil-like seed oil through heterologous expression of thioesterases in Arabidopsis
Canola oil cannot be used in the margarine and surfactant industry in contrast to Cocos nucifera (coconut) that grows in tropical and subtropical regions. Although the canola industry is one of the most innovative, obtaining coconut oil-like canola seed oil has not been established yet. In this proposal, we will investigate multiple approaches to facilitate the development of a coconut oil-like seed oil in Arabidopsis. Our goal is to develop applied approaches to develop coconut oil-like canola seed oil, which will be an important supply for the Canadian industry.