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Xylose utilizing Zymomonas mobilis with improved ethanol production in biomass hydrolysate medium

United States Patent

October 29, 2013
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Xylose-utilizing, ethanol producing strains of Zymomonas mobilis with improved performance in medium comprising biomass hydrolysate were isolated using an adaptation process. Independently isolated strains were found to have independent mutations in the same coding region. Mutation in this coding may be engineered to confer the improved phenotype.
Caimi; Perry G. (Kennett Square, PA), Hitz; William D (Wilmington, DE), Viitanen; Paul V (West Chester, PA), Stieglitz; Barry (Wynnewood, PA)
E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE)
13/ 795,148
March 12, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Award No. DE-FC36-07GO17056 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.