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MICROBIAL ENGINEERING FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FATTY ACIDS AND FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES

United States Patent Application

20150079645
A1
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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.
Stephanopoulos, Gregory (Winchester, MA), Abidi, Syed Hussain Imam (Boston, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA)
14/ 311,527
June 23, 2014
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] 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.