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Transgenic algae engineered for higher performance

United States Patent

8,865,451
October 21, 2014
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The present disclosure relates to transgenic algae having increased growth characteristics, and methods of increasing growth characteristics of algae. In particular, the disclosure relates to transgenic algae comprising a glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase transgene and to transgenic algae comprising a glutamine phenylpyruvate transaminase transgene and a glutamine synthetase.
Unkefer; Pat J. (Los Alamos, NM), Anderson; Penelope S. (Los Alamos, NM), Knight; Thomas J. (Raymond, ME)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM), University of Maine System Board of Trustees (Bangor, ME)
13/ 037,149
20110217780
February 28, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to Los Alamos National Security, LLC. The government has certain rights in this invention.