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1. (WO2001088144) TRANSFORMANT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER BY USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/088144    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2001/004158
Publication Date: Nov 22, 2001 International Filing Date: May 18, 2001
IPC: C12N 9/00
C12N 9/88
C12N 15/52
C12P 7/62
Applicants: KANEKA CORPORATION

YOKOMIZO, Satoru

FUKUCHI, Takeshi

OSAKADA, Fumio

MATSUMOTO, Keiji

TAKAGI, Masamichi

OHTA, Akinori

Inventors: YOKOMIZO, Satoru

FUKUCHI, Takeshi

OSAKADA, Fumio

MATSUMOTO, Keiji

TAKAGI, Masamichi

OHTA, Akinori

Title: TRANSFORMANT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYESTER BY USING THE SAME
Abstract:
A gene encoding copolymerized polyester synthase; a microorganism synthesizing polyester via fermentation with the use of the above gene; and a process for producing polyester by using the above microorganism. More particularly speaking, a gene acting in a host wherein a plastic-like polymer which is degradable by microorganisms in natural environment (soil, river, ocean) can be enzymatically synthesized; a transformant having an improved ability to synthesize a plastic-like polymer by fermentation which is obtained by transforming the above gene; and a process for producing copolymerized polyester by using the above transformant.