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Genes related to xylose fermentation and methods of using same for enhanced biofuel production

United States Patent

August 5, 2014
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The present invention provides isolated gene sequences involved in xylose fermentation and related recombinant yeast which are useful in methods of enhanced biofuel production, particularly ethanol production. Methods of bioengineering recombinant yeast useful for biofuel production are also provided.
Wohlbach; Dana J. (Sun Prairie, WI), Gasch; Audrey P. (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
13/ 441,381
April 6, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.