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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 (Durham, NC), Mansfield, Shawn D. (Vancouver, CA)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, The University of British Columbia, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
15/ 237,331
August 15, 2016
[0002] 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.