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Title: Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants

Abstract

The present invention relates to a process for producing poly-D-(-)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and related polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in the plastids of plants. The production of PHB is accomplished by genetically transforming plants with modified genes from microorganisms. The genes encode the enzymes required to synthesize PHB from acetyl-CoA or related metabolites and are fused with additional plant sequences for targeting the enzymes to the plastid. 37 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
445707
Patent Number(s):
5,610,041
Application Number:
PAN: 8-254,357; CNN: Grant DMB 9014037
Assignee:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ER01338
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Mar 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; GENETIC ENGINEERING; HYDROXY ACIDS; PLANTS; BIOSYNTHESIS; GENES

Citation Formats

Somerville, C R, Nawrath, C, and Poirier, Y. Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Somerville, C R, Nawrath, C, & Poirier, Y. Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants. United States.
Somerville, C R, Nawrath, C, and Poirier, Y. Tue . "Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a process for producing poly-D-(-)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and related polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in the plastids of plants. The production of PHB is accomplished by genetically transforming plants with modified genes from microorganisms. The genes encode the enzymes required to synthesize PHB from acetyl-CoA or related metabolites and are fused with additional plant sequences for targeting the enzymes to the plastid. 37 figs.},
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