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SUPPRESSION OF TLA2-CpFTSY GENE EXPRESSION FOR IMPROVED SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY AND PHOTOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTIVITY IN ALGAE

United States Patent Application

20140295448
A1
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The invention provides method and compositions to minimize the chlorophyll antenna size of photosynthesis by decreasing TLA2 gene expression, thereby improving solar conversion efficiencies and photosynthetic productivity in green microalgae, under bright sunlight conditions.
Melis, Anastasios (El Cerrito, CA), Kirst, Henning (Burgwedel, DE)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 353,593
October 24, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG36-05GO15041 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.