Some aspects of this invention relate to methods useful for the conversion of a carbon source to a biofuel or biofuel precursor using engineered microbes. Some aspects of this invention relate to the discovery of a key regulator of lipid metabolism in microbes. Some aspects of this invention relate to engineered microbes for biofuel or biofuel precursor production.
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
 This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FC36-07GO17058 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.