Singaporean scientists from the Namyang Technological University have introduced a new genetic modification that can boost the yield of seed in oil by 15%.
The said team have genetically modified a trait in plants that can control the amount of oil that it produces. This trait is often seen in crops such as canola, soybean, and sunflower. Moreover, maximizing the crops’ yield potential of oil can reduce the environmental effects of crop cultivation in a cost-effective way.
Aside from this, the production of oil could also pave the way for the production of biofuel through vegetable oils. Furthermore, biofuel could prevent fossil fuel contamination brought by powering machines.
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