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Genes Encoding Novel Lipid Transporters and their Use to Increase Oil Production in Vegetative Tissues of Plants

United States Patent Application

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The present invention discloses a novel gene encoding a transporter protein trigalactosyldiacylglycerol-5 (TGD5), mutations thereof and their use to enhance TAG production and retention in plant vegetative tissue.
Xu, Changcheng (Calverton, NY), Fan, Jilian (Calverton, NY), Yan, Chengshi (Coppell, TX), Shanklin, John (Shoreham, NY)
14/ 719,486
May 22, 2015
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract numbers DE-AC02-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.