Patent Number: 8,722,385

Title: Biological synthesis of difunctional hexanes and pentanes from carbohydrate feedstocks

Abstract: Provided herein are methods for the production of difunctional alkanes in microorganisms. Also provided are enzymes and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes, associated with the difunctional alkane production from carbohydrates feedstocks in microorganisms. The invention also provides recombinant microorganisms and metabolic pathways for the production of difunctional alkanes.

Inventors: Baynes; Brian M. (Cambridge, MA), Geremia; John Michael (Somerville, MA), Lippow; Shaun (Somerville, MA)

Assignee: Celexion, LLC

International Classification: C12N 1/20 (20060101); C12P 7/62 (20060101); C12N 9/00 (20060101); C12N 15/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018