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Patent Number: 9,051,573

Newly discovered bacterium in the family acetobacteraceae

Abstract Provided is an isolated novel Gram-negative bacterium, wherein the bacterium is an aerobic, facultative methylotroph that produces colonies that are yellow pigmented, wherein the bacterium can use methanol as a sole carbon source and can oxidize glucose and ethanol into acid. Also provided are novel purified polypeptides and isolated nucleic acids from the bacterium. Further provided are methods of using the bacterium and the purified polypeptides to degrade organic material and for use in biofuel cells.
Filing Date: March 28, 2007 Issue Date: June 9, 2015 Link: USPTO website

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