Thomas E. Ward - Idaho Falls ID
Carolyn S. Watkins - Idaho Falls ID
Deborah K. Bulmer - Henderson NV
Bruce F. Johnson - Scotia NY
Mohan Amaratunga - Clifton Park NY
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC - Idaho Falls ID
The cloning and expression of genes in the common aromatic pathway of E. coli are described. A compound for which chorismate, the final product of the common aromatic pathway, is an anabolic intermediate can be produced by cloning and expressing selected genes of the common aromatic pathway and the genes coding for enzymes necessary to convert chorismate to the selected compound. Plasmids carrying selected genes of the common aromatic pathway are also described.