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CHIMERIC POLYPEPTIDES HAVING XYLOSE ISOMERASE ACTIVITY

United States Patent Application

20160040152
A1
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There is provided chimeric polypeptides capable of converting xylose to xylulose, engineered host cells that express the chimeric polypeptides, methods of creating chimeric polypeptides, and methods of fermenting cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, including ethanol.
Froehlich, Allan (Hartland, VT), Henningsen, Brooks (Lebanon, NH)
14/ 820,695
August 7, 2015
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was funded, in part, by the Bioenergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, under contract DE-P502-06ER64304. The government has certain rights in the invention.