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Title: Production and secretion of glucose in photosynthetic prokaryotes (cyanobacteria)

Abstract

The present invention includes compositions and methods for making and using an isolated cyanobacterium that includes a portion of an exogenous bacterial cellulose operon sufficient to express bacterial cellulose, whereby the cyanobacterium produces extracellular glucose. The compositions and methods of the present invention may be used as a new global crop for the manufacture of cellulose, CO.sub.2 fixation, for the production of alternative sources of conventional cellulose as well as a biofuel and precursors thereof.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Austin, TX), Brown, Jr., R. Malcolm (Austin, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1017164
Patent Number(s):
7803601
Application Number:
11/866,872
Assignee:
Board of Regents, The University of Texas (Austin, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12P - FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE {
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER15396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Nobles, Jr., David R. Production and secretion of glucose in photosynthetic prokaryotes (cyanobacteria). United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Nobles, Jr., David R. Production and secretion of glucose in photosynthetic prokaryotes (cyanobacteria). United States.
Nobles, Jr., David R. Tue . "Production and secretion of glucose in photosynthetic prokaryotes (cyanobacteria)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1017164.
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