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PRODUCING BIOFUELS USING POLYKETIDE SYNTHASES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20110021790
8,420,833
A1
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The present invention provides for a non-naturally occurring polyketide synthase (PKS) capable of synthesizing a carboxylic acid or a lactone, and a composition such that a carboxylic acid or lactone is included. The carboxylic acid or lactone, or derivative thereof, is useful as a biofuel. The present invention also provides for a recombinant nucleic acid or vector that encodes such a PKS, and host cells which also have such a recombinant nucleic acid or vector. The present invention also provides for a method of producing such carboxylic acids or lactones using such a PKS.
Katz, Leonard (Oakland, CA), Fortman, Jeffrey L. (San Francisco, CA), Keasling, Jay D. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
12/ 921,463
April 29, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.