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Increased Caloric and Nutritional Content of Plant Biomass

United States Patent Application

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As described herein, plants expressing algal Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase Type Two (DGTT) from heterologous nucleic acids can alter acyl carbon partitioning in plant vegetative tissues and increase acyl-CoA-dependent triacylglycerol synthesis, thereby increasing the lipid content of the plants' tissues.
Benning, Christoph (East Lansing, MI), Sanjaya (East Lansing, MI), Miller, Rachel (Murrells Inlet, SC)
14/ 598,953
January 16, 2015
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FCO2-07ER64494, DE-FG02-91ER20021, DE-FG02-98ER20305 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and FA9550-11-1-0264 awarded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The government has certain rights in the invention.