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Method for regulation of plant lignin composition

United States Patent

5,981,837
November 9, 1999
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A method is disclosed for the regulation of lignin composition in plant tissue. Plants are transformed with a gene encoding an active F5H gene. The expression of the F5H gene results in increased levels of syringyl monomer providing a lignin composition more easily degraded with chemicals and enzymes.
Chapple; Clint (West Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
09/ 091,432
June 18, 1998
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-94ER20138 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.