Patent Number: 7,029,889

Title: Plant sorbitol biosynthetic enzymes

Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a sorbitol biosynthetic enzyme. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the sorbitol biosynthetic enzyme, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the sorbitol biosynthetic enzyme in a transformed host cell.

Inventors: Famodu; Omolayo O. (Newark, DE), Rafalski; J. Antoni (Wilmington, DE)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: C12N 9/02 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12N 1/20 (20060101); C12N 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 4/18/02018