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Gene encoding acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase

United States Patent

5,559,220
September 24, 1996
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A DNA encoding an acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) from a photosynthetic organism and functional derivatives thereof which are resistant to inhibition from certain herbicides. This gene can be placed in organisms to increase their fatty acid content or to render them resistant to certain herbicides.
Roessler; Paul G. (Golden, CO), Ohlrogge; John B. (Okemos, MI)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
08/ 418,893
April 7, 1995
The United States Government has rights on this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-83CH10093 between the United States Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.