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Method of altering lignin in trees

United States Patent

October 20, 1998
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Methods of providing and breeding trees having more easily extractable lignin due to the presence of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (Cad) null gene are presented.
MacKay; John (Raleigh, NC), O'Malley; David (Cary, NC), Whetten; Ross (Raleigh, NC), Sederoff; Ronald (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
08/ 687,646
July 26, 1996
This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG05-92ER20085 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Grant No. 91-37304-6581 awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The government has certain rights in this invention.