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Ethanol production in gram-positive microbes

United States Patent Application

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The subject invention concerns the transformation of Gram-positive bacteria with heterologous genes which confer upon these microbes the ability to produce ethanol as a fermentation product. Specifically exemplified is the transformation of bacteria with genes, obtainable from Zymomonas mobilis, which encode pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase.
Ingram, Lonnie O'Neal (Gainesville, FL), Barbosa-Alleyne, Maria D. F. (Gainesville, FL)
University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Gainesville FL 32611)
11/ 009,209
December 10, 2004
[0002] This research was supported in part by Grant Nos. 92-37308-7471 and 583620-2-112 from the Department of Agriculture and Grant No. FG05-86ER3574 from the Division of Energy Biosciences in the Department of Energy.