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August 15, 1994 7:00 AM UTC

The Davis, Calif., company announced expression in canola plants of a gene for producing high levels of 8- and 10-carbon medium-chain fatty acids.

The Cuph-2 gene was taken from a wild plant, Cuphea hookeriana, which normally accumulates up to 75 percent of its seed oil as C8 and C10 fatty acids, which have applications in food, medicinals and synthetic lubricants. Medium chain fatty acids are otherwise available as by-products of tropical plant oils. ...