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PRODUCING ALPHA-OLEFINS USING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASES

United States Patent Application

20130267696
A1
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The present invention provides for a polyketide synthase (PKS) capable of synthesizing an .alpha.-olefin, such as 1-hexene or butadiene. The present invention also provides for a host cell comprising the PKS and when cultured produces the .alpha.-olefin.
Fortman, Jeffrey L. (San Francisco, CA), Katz, Leonard (Oakland, CA), Steen, Eric J. (Berkeley, CA), Keasling, Jay D. (Berkeley, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
13/ 876,727
September 28, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Award No. 0540879 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention