Seed Oil Production (video) Salk Institute Loading video... Caption Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Iowa State University discovered a family of plant proteins that play a role in the production of seed oils, substances important for animal and human nutrition, biorenewable chemicals and biofuels. Credit Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Usage Restrictions News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.