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PLANTS WITH ALTERED GLUCURONOXYLAN METHYL TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY AND METHODS OF USE

United States Patent Application

20140331363
A1
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Provided herein are plants having altered glucuronoxylan methyl transferase (GXMT) activity, including reduced GXMT activity. In one embodiment the plant is a transgenic plant. Also provided herein are methods for using such plants, including methods for processing a part of a plant to result in a pulp, methods for hydrolyzing a pulp, and methods for producing a metabolic product. Further provided herein is plant material from a plant having altered GXMT activity, and pulp from a plant having altered GXMT activity.
Pena, Maria (Athens, GA), Urbanowicz, Breeanna (Athens, GA), Backe, Jason (Athens, GA), O'Neill, Malcom A. (Winterville, GA), York, William S. (Watkinsville, GA)
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (Athens GA)
14/ 237,696
August 9, 2012
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] The present invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC05-000R22725, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.