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Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods

United States Patent

8,426,185
April 23, 2013
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Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are methods of at least partially degrading, cleaving, or removing polysaccharides, lignocellulose, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, starch, chitin, polyhydroxybutyrate, heteroxylans, glycosides, xylan-, glucan-, galactan-, or mannan-decorating groups using isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.
Thompson; David N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Apel; William A. (Jackson, WY), Thompson; Vicki S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Reed; David W. (Idaho Falls, ID), Lacey; Jeffrey A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Henriksen; Emily D. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 927,495
20110143395
November 15, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-991D13727 and Contract Number DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.