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Title: Cellulase producing microorganism ATCC 55702

Bacteria which produce large amounts of cellulase--containing cell-free fermentate have been identified. The original bacterium (ATCC 55703) was genetically altered using nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) treatment to produce the enhanced cellulase producing bacterium (ATCC 55702), which was identified through replicate plating. ATCC 55702 has improved characteristics and qualifies for the degradation of cellulosic waste materials for fuel production, food processing, textile processing, and other industrial applications. ATCC 55702 is an improved bacterial host for genetic manipulations using recombinant DNA techniques, and is less likely to destroy genetic manipulations using standard mutagenesis techniques.
  1. (Lenoir City, TN)
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Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5702940
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Country of Publication:
United States
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