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|Title||Bio-enhanced Synthesis for Preparation of Shikimic Acid|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Published Source||U.S. Patent and Trade Office|
The present invention provides a method of isolating shikimic acid from a plant. First, a plant is provided. Next, the plant is grown in the absence of glyphosate for a first time period. The plant is then treated with glyphosate for a second time period. This second time period is sufficient for the glyphosate to increase the amount of shikimic acid in the plant. The plant with increased amounts of shikimic acid is then harvested and the shikimic acid is isolated from the plant.