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Inhibition of a Xylosyltransferase to Improve Saccharification Efficiency

United States Patent Application

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The invention provides compositions and methods for inhibiting the expression of the gene XAX1 in grass plants. Plants with inhibited expression of XAX1 have use, e.g., in biofuel production by increasing the amount of soluble sugar that can be extracted from the plant.
Chiniquy, Dawn (Berkeley, CA), Ronald, Pamela (Davis, CA), Scheller, Henrik Vibe (Millbrae, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
13/ 953,642
July 29, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.