The invention relates to the production of flavonoids and flavonoid precursors in cells through recombinant expression of tyrosine ammonia lyase (TAL), 4-coumarate:CoA ligase (4CL), chalcone synthase (CHS), and chalcone isomerase (CHI).
This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. DGE0202745, DGE0645960, and CBET0756601 awarded by the National Science Foundation, and under Grant No. DE-FC36-07GO17058 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.