This disclosure provides methods and transgenic plants for improved production of renewable biofuels and other plant-derived biomaterials by altering the expression and/or activity of Gene Y, an O-acetyltransferase. This disclosure also provides expression vectors containing a nucleic acid (Gene Y) which encodes the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1 and is operably linked to a heterologous promoter.
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This disclosure was made with government support under a research project supported by under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this disclosure.