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United States Patent Application

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The present invention encompasses a phototrophic microorganism with altered and controlled adhesive properties. One aspect of the present invention encompasses a genetically modified phototrophic microorganism capable of controlled adhesion. The microorganism comprises a recombinant nucleic acid construct, wherein the nucleic acid construct comprises an inducible promoter operably-linked to a nucleic acid encoding an adhesion protein.
Fisher, Michael L. (Tempe, AZ), Curtiss III, Roy (Tempe, AZ), Allen, Rebecca Custer (Tempe, AZ)
Arizona Board of Regents For and On Behalf of Arizona State University (Tempe AZ)
14/ 406,461
June 10, 2013
GOVERNMENTAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000011 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.