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Modulating lignin in plants

United States Patent

January 29, 2013
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Materials and methods for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) lignin content in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding lignin-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to generate transgenic plants having a modulated lignin content.
Apuya; Nestor (Culver City, CA), Bobzin; Steven Craig (Malibu, CA), Okamuro; Jack (Oak Park, CA), Zhang; Ke (Wilmington, DE)
Ceres, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
12/ 446,929
October 26, 2007
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH Funding for the work described herein was provided by the federal government (U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER64111), which has certain rights in the invention.