Plants and methods of preparing plants having reduced lignin content and/or altered lignin composition are provided. The activities of caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase and/or caffeic acid O-methyltransferase enzymes in the modified plants are reduced.
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This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-97ER20258 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.