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MODIFIED PLANTS WITH INCREASED OIL CONTENT

United States Patent Application

20140230091
A1
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Methods and means are provided to increase the oil content of plants, particularly oleaginous plants by preventing feedback inhibition by 18:1-Coenzyme A or 18:1-Acyl Carrier Protein of the acetyl CoA-carboxylase enzyme in cells of these plants in various manners.
Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY), Andre, Carl (Raleigh, NC)
BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Upton NY)
14/ 130,039
June 28, 2012
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.