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Transcription Factor Which Regulates Flavonoid, Phenylpropanoid, Tyrosine, and Tryptophan Pathways

United States Patent Application

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The invention provides plants having desirable levels of sugar release and/or lignin synthesis. The invention further provides methods of selecting plants with such desirable levels of sugar release and/or lignin synthesis; methods of genetically modifying plants to modulate lignin synthesis, sugar release, and modulating phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan and flavonoid production; and uses of such plants.
Muchero, Wellington (Oak Ridge, TN), Chen, Jay (Oak Ridge, TN), Gunter, Lee E. (Oak Ridge, TN), Jawdy, Sara (Oak Ridge, TN), Tuskan, Gerald A. (Oak Ridge, TN), Bryan, Anthony Christian (Knoxville, TN), Difazio, Stephen (Morgantown, WV), Guo, Hao-Bo (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 720,023
May 22, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This disclosure was made with government support under a research project supported by Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this disclosure.