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Chromatin, Inc. Announces Production Of Farnesene In Sorghum



2/25/2014 8:47:04 AM

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chromatin, Inc., an agriculture technology company, announced today that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the energy-rich compound farnesene. “We have demonstrated that sorghum can be modified to produce significantly elevated quantities of farnesene relative to commercial inbred sorghum lines, a molecule that can be used to create energy-rich biofuel,” said Ken Davenport, Chromatin’s Chief Technology Officer. “To achieve this result, we added and expressed up to nine genes, creating an entire biosynthetic pathway in sorghum. Chromatin’s unique expertise in gene stacking has enabled us to combine more genes than previously reported in this crop.”

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