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United States Patent Application

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The present disclosure generally relates to biological platforms for the conversion of cellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to the conversion of cellulosic materials into sugar acids or their salts, which may then be used to produce commodity chemicals. In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a recombinant host cell including: reduced activity of one or more polypeptides having P-glucosidase activity as compared to a corresponding wild type cell, where each of said one or more polypeptides are encoded by a gene that has at least 80% sequence identity to a gene.
FAN, Zhiliang (Davis, CA), HILDEBRAND, Amanda (Davis, CA)
15/ 307,803
April 28, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. 2011-67009-20060 awarded by United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). The government has certain rights in the invention. This invention was also made with State of California support under California Energy Commission Grant number 55779A/08-03. The Energy Commission has certain rights to this invention.