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Engineered microorganisms having resistance to ionic liquids

United States Patent

9,290,768
March 22, 2016
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The present invention provides for a method of genetically modifying microorganisms to enhance resistance to ionic liquids, host cells genetically modified in accordance with the methods, and methods of using the host cells in a reaction comprising biomass that has been pretreated with ionic liquids.
Ruegg; Thomas Lawrence (Berkeley, CA), Thelen; Michael P. (Danville, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 935,325
20140038848
July 3, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.