Patent Number: 6,841,719

Title: Plant VDE genes and methods related thereto

Abstract: DNA sequences encoding plant vde enzymes are provided herein. The sequences may be joined to heterologous DNA sequences for use as probes and in DNA constructs to modify the genotype of a host organism. DNA constructs and methods are provided to modify a host cell phenotype by altering the amount of photoprotection enzyme present in the host cell. In plastid containing host cells, zeaxanthin levels and sensitivity to light can be modified through alterations in the level of vde enzymes.

Inventors: Yamamoto; Harry Y. (Honolulu, HI), Bugos; Robert C. (Honolulu, HI), Rockholm; David C. (Honolulu, HI)


International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 9/02 (20060101); C12N 015/29 (); C12N 015/82 (); A01H 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/11/2022