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GENE MODIFICATION IN CLOSTRIDIUM FOR INCREASED ALCOHOL PRODUCTION

United States Patent Application

20180057807
A1
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The present disclosure is directed to genetically engineered bacteria strains with enhanced biofuel-producing capabilities from cellulosic substrates. The bacteria strains of the present disclosure comprise an inactivated Type I glutamine synthetase gene. The present disclosure is also directed to methods of producing biofuels from cellulosic biomass using the genetically engineered bacteria strains.
RYDZAK, Thomas (Calgary, CA), GUSS, Adam M. (Knoxville, TN)
15/ 643,580
July 7, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.