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United States Patent

March 31, 2015
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Clostridium Thermocellum CbhA- Amino acid sequence modified for enhanced catalytic activity in the saccharification of cellulose
Nucleic acid molecules encoding chimeric cellulase polypeptides that exhibit improved cellulase activities are disclosed herein. The chimeric cellulase polypeptides encoded by these nucleic acids and methods to produce the cellulases are also described, along with methods of using chimeric cellulases for the conversion of cellulose to sugars such as glucose.
XU; Qi; (Lakewood, CO), ; BAKER; John O.; (Golden, CO), ; HIMMEL; Michael E.; (Littleton, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
13/ 940,936
July 12, 2013
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.