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Modification of lignin content and composition in plants

United States Patent

6,441,272
August 27, 2002
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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.
Ye; Zheng-Hua (Athens, GA)
The University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (Athens, GA)
09/ 453,323
December 2, 1999
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.