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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Portola Valley, CA)
  2. (Palo Alto, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870857
Patent Number(s):
5610041
Application Number:
08/254,357
Assignee:
Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ER01338
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
processes; producing; polyhydroxybutyrate; related; polyhydroxyalkanoates; plastids; plants; relates; process; poly-d-; -3-hydroxybutyric; acid; phb; pha; production; accomplished; genetically; transforming; modified; genes; microorganisms; encode; enzymes; required; synthesize; acetyl-coa; metabolites; fused; additional; plant; sequences; targeting; plastid; related polyhydroxyalkanoates; /800/435/999/

Citation Formats

Somerville, Christopher R., Nawrath, Christiane, and Poirier, Yves. Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Somerville, Christopher R., Nawrath, Christiane, & Poirier, Yves. Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants. United States.
Somerville, Christopher R., Nawrath, Christiane, and Poirier, Yves. Tue . "Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870857.
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title = {Processes for producing polyhydroxybutyrate and related polyhydroxyalkanoates in the plastids of higher plants},
author = {Somerville, Christopher R. and Nawrath, Christiane and Poirier, Yves},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {3}
}

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