Monday, 14 November 2016

Production of Transgenic Oil Palm (Elaeis guinensis JACQ.) Using Biolistic Techniques

Published Date
Volume 66 of the series Forestry Sciences pp 327-350


  • Ghulam Kadir
  • Ahmad Parvez


Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is the most economically important crop in Malaysia and the highest yielding oil crop [per area] in the world. At present, palm oil is contributing up to 18% of world oil and fat production. By the year 2020, it is estimated that nearly 26% of the world’s oil and fat demand will have to be met by palm oil, and it will capture approximately 50% of the world’s oil and fat trade (Rajanaidu and Jalani, 1995). Because of this projected demand, it is important to increase the oil palm yield and improve palm oil quality at a better rate than that which has been achieved by conventional breeding.


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