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SINGLE CHAIN ANTIBODIES FOR PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROORGANISMS AND METHODS OF USE

United States Patent Application

20120277411
A1
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A single chain antibody that binds algae is described. The single chain antibody for algae is used to capture algae onto bioactive films. The single chain antibody is also used in a chimeric construct having a substrate binding domain and a single chain antibody domain. Dimers, trimmers, and multimer constructs are also described that aid in collection of algae from liquid mixtures by causing flocculation of algae cells.
Oyler, George A. (Lincoln, NE), Rosenberg, Julian N. (Naugatuck, CT), Weeks, Donald P. (Lincoln, NE)
13/ 441,951
April 9, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-EE0003373 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.