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TERMITE SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASES AND GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASES FOR BIOMASS CONVERSION

United States Patent Application

20160369285
A1
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The present disclosure is generally related to enzymes, and to recombinant nucleic acid molecules encoding and/or expressing said enzymes, of the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. The disclosure further relates to a system combining said enzymes for substantially converting a plant lignocellulose to a fermentable sugar-based product.
Scharf, Michael E. (Battle Ground, IN), Sethi, Amit (Johnston, IA)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette IN)
15/ 036,055
November 12, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-85538 S08-II awarded by the Department of Energy of the United States government. The government has certain rights in the invention.