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du Pont obtains United States patent.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE) has patented genes identified in the Methylomonas genome that are responsive to various metabolic and growth conditions. The identified responsiveness of these genes allows for the use of their promoters in regulated gene expression in C1 metabolizing bacteria. In particular, the hps promoter, which in its native state drives the expression of 3-hexulose-6-phosphate synthase (HPS), was found to be useful for directing expression of heterolgous coding regions (e.g., crtZ) in the obligate methanotroph Methylomonas sp. 16a. (US 7,026,464)
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Title Annotation:E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Publication:BIOTECH Patent News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2006
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