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Title: Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production


Some aspects of this invention provide engineered microbes for oil production. Methods for microbe engineering and for use of engineered microbes are also provided herein. In some embodiments, microbes are provided that are engineered to modulate a combination of rate-controlling steps of lipid synthesis, for example, a combination of a step generating metabolites, acetyl-CoA, ATP or NADPH for lipid synthesis (a push step), and a step sequestering a product or an intermediate of a lipid synthesis pathway that mediates feedback inhibition of lipid synthesis (a pull step). Such push-and-pull engineered microbes exhibit greatly enhanced conversion yields and TAG synthesis and storage properties.

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Patent File Date: 2014 Nov 19
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Stephanopoulos, Gregory, Tai, Mitchell, and Chakraborty, Sagar. Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Stephanopoulos, Gregory, Tai, Mitchell, & Chakraborty, Sagar. Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production. United States.
Stephanopoulos, Gregory, Tai, Mitchell, and Chakraborty, Sagar. Tue . "Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production". United States.
title = {Engineered microbes and methods for microbial oil production},
author = {Stephanopoulos, Gregory and Tai, Mitchell and Chakraborty, Sagar},
abstractNote = {Some aspects of this invention provide engineered microbes for oil production. Methods for microbe engineering and for use of engineered microbes are also provided herein. In some embodiments, microbes are provided that are engineered to modulate a combination of rate-controlling steps of lipid synthesis, for example, a combination of a step generating metabolites, acetyl-CoA, ATP or NADPH for lipid synthesis (a push step), and a step sequestering a product or an intermediate of a lipid synthesis pathway that mediates feedback inhibition of lipid synthesis (a pull step). Such push-and-pull engineered microbes exhibit greatly enhanced conversion yields and TAG synthesis and storage properties.},
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