Engineering Fungi for the Utilisation of L-Arabinose

JOHN LONDESBOROUGH (Inventor), Merja Penttilä (Inventor), PETER RICHARD (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A fungal microorganism can be engineered by means of genetic engineering to utilise L-arabinose. The genes of the L-arabinose pathway, which were unknown, i.e. L-arabinitol 4-dehydrogenase and L-xylulose reductase, were identified. These genes, together with the known genes of the L-arabinose pathway, form a functional pathway. This pathway can be introduced to a fungus, which is completely or partially lacking this pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2009209016
IPCC12R 1/ 865 A N
Priority date10/02/2009
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2009
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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