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METHODS FOR ENABLING FARNESENE ACCUMULATION IN PLANTS AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS

United States Patent Application

20140249301
A1
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The invention provides novel methods and compositions directed to farnesol production, accumulation and cellular sequestration in plants. More specifically, the methods of the invention comprise modifying plant cells that express farnesene to convert the farnesene to farnesol, and in some cases, to farnesol glycoside, such as farnesol glucoside. In other embodiments, carbon flux is shunted towards sesquiterpene production by applying certain plant growth regulators and herbicides to increase sesquiterpene production.
Steffens, John C. (Chapel Hill, NC)
Chromatin, Inc. (Chicago IL)
14/ 191,067
February 26, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] The subject matter of this application was in part funded by the Department of Energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy under the award "Plant Based Sesquiterpene Biofuels," DE-AR0000208. The government may have certain rights in this invention.