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1. (WO2017039834) INCREASING PLANT OIL CONTENT BY ALTERING A NEGATIVE REGULATOR OF ACETYL-COA CARBOXYLASE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039834    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/041386
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C12N 15/87
C12N 5/04
C12N 15/82
A01H 5/00
Applicants: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Inventors: THELEN, Jay
SALIE, Matthew
Title: INCREASING PLANT OIL CONTENT BY ALTERING A NEGATIVE REGULATOR OF ACETYL-COA CARBOXYLASE
Abstract:
The present invention provides a method and means to change fatty acid and ultimately triacylglycerol production in plants and algae. Methods of the invention comprise the step of altering the activity levels of the committed step for de novo fatty acid biosynthesis, acetyl-CoA carboxylases (ACCase). More specifically, methods of the invention directly enhance the activity of ACCase by down-regulating the biotin/lipoyl attachment domain containing (BADC) genes through biotechnology or selective breeding approaches.