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DECREASED LIGHT-HARVESTING ANTENNA SIZE IN CYANOBACTERIA

United States Patent Application

20170088812
A1
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The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing photosynthetic efficiency and biomass production in cyanobacterial cultures by minimizing the phycobilisome light-harvesting antenna size through disruption of the phycocyanin-encoding CPC-operon.
Melis, Anastasios (El Cerrito, CA), Kirst, Henning (Burgwedel, DE)
15/ 312,615
May 21, 2015
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.