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The present invention relates to transformed plants with an altered terpene content, preferably over-accumulating a mono- or sesqui-terpene. By transformation of plants with genes encoding terpene synthases (TS), and prenyl transferases (PRT), plants accumulating at least 1000 ng/per g of fresh leaf of a specific terpene were obtained. The present invention provides an advantageous system for production of terpenes in that any desired mono- or sesqui-terpene at the choice of the skilled person can be produced in plants. Preferably, the transformed plants contain at least one recombinant plastid targeted TS and PRT.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Chappell, Joe; Wu, Shuiqin; Schalk, Michel; and Clark, Anthony, "Transformed Plants Accumulating Terpenes" (2011). Plant and Soil Sciences Faculty Patents. 3.