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Methods For High Yield Production of Terpenes

United States Patent Application

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Provided are enhanced high yield production systems for producing terpenes in plants via the expression of fusion proteins comprising various combinations of geranyl diphosphate synthase large and small subunits and limonene synthases. Also provided are engineered oilseed plants that accumulate monoterpene and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons in their seeds, as well as methods for producing such plants, providing a system for rapidly engineering oilseed crop production platforms for terpene-based biofuels.
Kutchan, Toni (St. Louis, MO), Higashi, Yasuhiro (Yokohama Kanagawa, JP), Feng, Xiaohong (Ladue, MO)
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis MO)
13/ 893,105
May 13, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under DOE grant #DE-SC0001295 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.