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Feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase

United States Patent

9,441,235
September 13, 2016
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The invention relates to nucleic acids encoding a feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase and the feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzyme that enables incorporation of monolignol ferulates, for example, including p-coumaryl ferulate, coniferyl ferulate, and sinapyl ferulate, into the lignin of plants.
Wilkerson; Curtis (Swartz Creek, MI), Ralph; John (Madison, WI), Withers; Saunia (Durham, NC), Mansfield; Shawn D. (Vancouver, CA)
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Madison, WI), BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI), THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA/UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRIAL LIAISON OFFICE (CA)
13/ 811,823
20130219547
July 22, 2011
This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.