Patent Number: 8,722,359

Title: Genes for enhanced lipid metabolism for accumulation of lipids

Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary genes, constructs and methods for the formation of triacylglycerols (TAGs). The exemplary genes include a phosphatic acid phosphohydrolase (PA Hydrolase) gene, a diacylglycerol o-acyltransferase (DAGAT2A) gene, and a phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase (LROI) gene.

Inventors: Kilian; Oliver (Alameda, CA), Vick; Bertrand (Oakland, CA)

Assignee: Aurora Algae, Inc.

International Classification: C12N 1/12 (20060101); C12P 7/64 (20060101); C12P 1/00 (20060101); C12N 1/13 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018