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Monolignol 4-O-methyltransferases and uses thereof

United States Patent

November 18, 2014
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Modification of Lignin Content of Plant Cell Walls
Modified (iso)eugenol 4-O-methyltransferase enzymes having novel capacity for methylation of monolignols and reduction of lignin polymerization in plant cell wall are disclosed. Sequences encoding the modified enzymes are disclosed.
Liu; Chang-Jun (Rocky Point, NY), Bhuiya; Mohammad-Wadud (St. Louis, MO), Zhang; Kewei (Middle Island, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
13/ 284,148
October 28, 2011
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.