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Suppression of Tla1 gene expression for improved solar conversion efficiency and photosynthetic productivity in plants and algae

United States Patent

June 29, 2010
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The invention provides method and compositions to minimize the chlorophyll antenna size of photosynthesis by decreasing TLA1 gene expression, thereby improving solar conversion efficiencies and photosynthetic productivity in plants, e.g., green microalgae, under bright sunlight conditions.
Melis; Anastasios (El Cerrito, CA), Mitra; Mautusi (El Cerrito, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
11/ 423,620
June 12, 2006
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Grant (Contract) Nos. DE-FC36-00GO10536 and DE-FG36-05GO15041 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.