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Feruloyl-CoA:monolignol transferase

United States Patent

9,487,794
November 8, 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 (Lansing, MI), Mansfield; Shawn D. (Vancouver, CA)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), The University of British Columbia (CA), Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
13/ 811,855
20130203973
July 22, 2011
This invention was made with government support by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and the Environmental Research (BER) Office of Science, Grant # DE-FC02-07ER64494). The government has certain rights in the invention.