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MODULATING THE LEVEL OF COMPONENTS WITHIN PLANTS

United States Patent Application

20130212735
A1
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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.
Bobzin, Steven Craig (Malibu, CA), Apuya, Nestor (Culver City, CA), Chiang, Karen (Houston, TX), Doukhanina, Elena (Newbury Park, CA), Feldmann, Kenneth (Newbury Park, CA), Jankowski, Boris (Newbury Park, CA), Margolles-Clark, Emilio (Miami, FL), Mumenthaler, Daniel (Montrose, CA), Okamuro, Jack (Alexandria, VA), Park, Joon-Hyun (Oak Park, CA), Ragab, Amr Saad (Someset, NJ), Rarang, Joel Cruz (Granada Hills, CA), Schneeberger, Richard (Carlsbad, CA), Van Fleet, Jennifer E. (San Jose, CA), Zhang, Ke (San Clemente, CA)
13/ 584,421
August 13, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] 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.