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United States Patent Application

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The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzyme that enables incorporation of monolignol ferulates, for example, including p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and sinapyl ferulate, into the lignin of plants.
Wilkerson, Curtis (Swartz Creek, MI), Ralph, John (Madison, WI), Withers, Saunia (Lansing, MI), Mansfield, Shawn D. (Vancouver, CA)
13/ 811,855
July 22, 2011
[0002] This invention was made with government support by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and the Environmental Research (BER) Office of Science, Grant # DE-FC02-07ER64494). The government has certain rights in the invention.