Patent Number: 8,722,388

Title: Vector and microorganism for increasing galactose catabolism and methods therefor

Abstract: Provided herein are a recombinant vector and microorganism including the isolated SNR84 gene, and a method of increasing volumetric productivity of biofuel from a galactose-containing carbon source using the isolated SNR84 gene, the recombinant vector or the recombinant microorganism. Also disclosed herein is a method of screening yeast for genes associated with increased galactose catabolism when the genes are overexpressed.

Inventors: Yu; Byung Jo (Hwaseong-si, KR), Park; Jae Chan (Yongin-si, KR), Koo; Hyun Min (Seoul, KR), Jin; Yong Su (Suwon-si, KR), Lee; Ki Sung (Suwon-si, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

International Classification: C12N 1/00 (20060101); C12N 1/19 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018