Patent Number: 7,786,345

Title: Transgenic plants expressing cellulase for autohydrolysis of cellulose components and methods for production of soluble sugar

Abstract: The present invention relates to transgenic plants for producing cellulose by a mechanism of autohydrolysis and a method producing soluble sugars using them, more particularly to transgenic plants transformed with recombinant cDNA coding cellulase, cellulose binding domain and chloroplast targeting peptide and a method producing soluble sugars using them. Transgenic plants and a method producing soluble sugars using them would be a highly cost-effective system for the production of soluble sugars on a large scale.

Inventors: Bae; Hyeun-Jong (Gwangju, KR), Hwang; Inhwan (Pohang-si, KR), Laberge; Serge (aire Saint-Foy, CA), Turcotte; Ginette (Toronto, CA)

Assignee: Postech Foundation

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 15/11 (20060101); C12N 15/00 (20060101); A01H 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018