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.
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.