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A-xylosidase enhanced conversion of plant biomass into fermentable sugars

United States Patent

9,404,136
August 2, 2016
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The invention relates to increasing the availability of fermentable sugars from plant biomass, such as glucose and xylose. As described herein, .alpha.-xylosidases can be employed with cellulases to enhance biomass conversion into free, fermentable sugar residues.
Walton; Jonathan D. (East Lansing, MI), Scott-Craig; John S. (East Lansing, MI), Borrusch; Melissa (East Lansing, MI)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 791,304
20140004572
March 8, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. DE-FG02-91ER200021 and DE-FC02-07ER64494 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.