A novel gene has been isolated which encodes cytochrome b5 (CYTb5) protein of the .omega.-hydroxylase complex of C. tropicalis 20336. Vectors including this gene, and transformed host cells are provided. Methods of increasing the production of a CYTb5 protein are also provided which involve transforming a host cell with a gene encoding this protein and culturing the cells. Methods of increasing the production of a dicarboxylic acid are also provided which involve increasing in the host cell the number of genes encoding this protein.
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This invention was funded, at least in part, under grants from the Department of Commerce, NIST-ATP Cooperative Agreement Number 70NANB8H4033 and the Department of Energy No. DE-FC36-95GO10099. The Government may therefore have certain rights in the invention.