The disclosure relates to a maize plant, seed, variety, and hybrid. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a maize plant containing a Cal-1 allele, whose expression results in increased cell wall-derived glucan content in the maize plant. The disclosure also relates to crossing inbreds, varieties, and hybrids containing the Cal-1 allele to produce novel types and varieties of maize plants.
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This invention was made with government support under awarded Contract No. DE-SC0004822, awarded by the United States Department of Energy to The University of California at Berkeley. The government has certain rights in this invention.