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Genetically Engineered CyanobacteriaThe disclosed embodiments provide cyanobacteria spp. that have been genetically engineered to have increased production of carbon-based products of interest. These genetically engineered hosts efficiently convert carbon dioxide and light into carbon-based products of interest such as long chained hydrocarbons. Several constructs containing polynucleotides encoding enzymes active in the metabolic pathways of cyanobacteria are disclosed. In many instances, the cyanobacteria strains have been further genetically modified to optimize production of the carbon-based products of interest. The optimization includes both up-regulation and down-regulation of particular genes.
Document ID
20150004038
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Zhou, Ruanbao
Gibbons, William
Date Acquired
April 1, 2015
Publication Date
March 31, 2015
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX11AM03A
CONTRACT_GRANT: SA1100114
CONTRACT_GRANT: CBET113395
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
US-Patent-8,993,303
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-13/405,208

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