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Recombinant lactobacillus for fermentation of xylose to lactic acid and lactate

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
August 25, 1998
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A recombinant Lactobacillus MONT4 is provided which has been genetically engineered with xylose isomerase and xylulokinase genes from Lactobacillus pentosus to impart to the Lactobacillus MONT4 the ability to ferment lignocellulosic biomass containing xylose to lactic acid.
Picataggio; Stephen K. (Golden, CO), Zhang; Min (Lakewood, CO), Franden; Mary Ann (Littleton, CO), Mc Millan; James D. (Boulder, CO), Finkelstein; Mark (Fort Collins, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MI)
08/ 541,632
October 10, 1995
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of Midwest Research Institute.