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HIBISCUS CANNABINUS FERULOYL-COA:MONOLIGNOL TRANSFERASE

United States Patent Application

20170096675
A1
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The invention relates to isolated nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes. The isolated nucleic acids and/or the enzymes enable incorporation of monolignol ferulates into the lignin of plants, where such monolignol ferulates include, for example, p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and/or sinapyl ferulate. The invention also includes methods and plants that include nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzyme and/or feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes.
Wilkerson, Curtis (Swartz Creek, MI), Ralph, John (Madison, WI), Withers, Saunia (Durham, NC), Mansfield, Shawn D. (Vancouver, CA)
15/ 285,182
October 4, 2016
[0004] This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.