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Microbial engineering for the production of fatty acids and fatty acid derivatives

United States Patent

8,765,404
July 1, 2014
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Some aspects of this invention relate to methods useful for the conversion of a carbon source to a biofuel or biofuel precursor using engineered microbes. Some aspects of this invention relate to the discovery of a key regulator of lipid metabolism in microbes. Some aspects of this invention relate to engineered microbes for biofuel or biofuel precursor production.
Stephanopoulos; Gregory (Winchester, MA), Abidi; Syed Hussain Imam (Boston, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
13/ 039,227
20110223641
March 2, 2011
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FC36-07GO17058 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.