Materials and Methods for identifying lignin regulatory region-regulatory protein associations are disclosed. Materials and methods for modulating lignin accumulation are also disclosed. In addition, methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) the level of a component (e.g., protein, oil, lignin, carbon, a carotenoid, or a triterpenoid) in plants are disclosed.
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
 Funding for the work described in U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/980,276 and U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/446,929 was provided by the federal government (U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER64111), which has certain rights in the inventions so funded.