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Title: Stable, fertile, high polyhydroxyalkanoate producing plants and methods of producing them

Transgenic plants that produce high levels of polyhydroxybutyrate and methods of producing them are provided. In a preferred embodiment the transgenic plants are produced using plastid transformation technologies and utilize genes which are codon optimized. Stably transformed plants able to produce greater than 10% dwt PHS in tissues are also provided.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1207282
Assignee:
Metabolix, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) IDO
Patent Number(s):
9,096,861
Application Number:
12/718,498
Contract Number:
FC07-01ID14214
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Mar 05
Research Org:
Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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