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United States Patent Application

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The present invention relates to a heterologous exo-endo cellulase fusion construct, which encodes a fusion protein having cellulolytic activity comprising a catalytic domain derived from a fungal exo-cellobiohydrolase and a catalytic domain derived from an endoglucanase. The invention also relates to vectors and fungal host cells comprising the heterologous exo-endo cellulase fusion construct as well as methods for producing a cellulase fusion protein and enzymatic cellulase compositions.
Bower, Benjamin S. (Newark, CA), Larenas, Edmund A. (Moss Beach, CA), Mitchinson, Colin (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Danisco US Inc. (Palo Alto CA)
13/ 290,712
November 7, 2011
SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] Portions of this work were funded by Subcontract No. ZC0-0-30017-01 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under Prime Contract No. DE-AC36-99G010337 with the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in the invention.