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Enhanced Processive Cellulases

United States Patent Application

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Nucleic acid sequences encoding chimeric polypeptides that exhibit enhanced cellulase activities are disclosed herein. These nucleic acids may be expressed in hosts such as fungi, which in turn may be cultured to produce chimeric polypeptides. Also disclosed are chimeric polypeptides and their use in the degradation of cellulosic materials.
Adney, William S. (Pittsboro, NC), Beckham, Gregg T. (Golden, CO), Jarvis, Eric (Boulder, CO), Himmel, Michael E. (Littleton, CO), Decker, Stephen R. (Berthoud, CO), Linger, Jeffrey G. (Denver, CO), Podkaminer, Kara (Boulder, CO), Baker, John O. (Golden, CO), Taylor, II, Larry (Berthod, CO), Xu, Qi (Lakewood, CO), Singh, Arjun (Lakewood, CO)
14/ 365,200
December 17, 2012
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.