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1. (WO2018009626) INCREASING PLANT OIL CONTENT BY IMPROVING ACTIVITY OF ACETYL-COA CARBOXYLASE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/009626    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/040851
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C12N 5/04
C12N 15/63
C12N 15/82
C12N 15/87
A01H 5/10
Applicants: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Inventors: THELEN, Jay, J.
Title: INCREASING PLANT OIL CONTENT BY IMPROVING ACTIVITY 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 overexpression of α-CT or a catalytic portion thereof.