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Chromatin unveils sorghum engineered to produce farnesene

9:52 AM MST | February 25, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy, announced today that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the platform chemical farnesene. Like sugarcane, sorghum has traditionally been used as a source of sugars that can be subsequently converted to biofuels by microbes; however, by creating farnesene within sorghum, it becomes possible to bypass expensive microbial fermentation and directly harvest biofuels from the crop itself, Chromatin says. And because sorghum can grow on over 80% of the...

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