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Improved Digestibility of Plant Biomass

United States Patent Application

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Plants described herein have increased biomass and are more readily digested into fermentable sugars when the plants express increased levels of one or more types of CGR2 and/or CGR3 enzymes.
Brandizzi, Federica (East Lansing, MI), Wilkerson, Curtis (Swartz Creek, MI), Kim, Sang Jin (Okemos, MI), Held, Michael (Athens, OH)
14/ 901,904
June 27, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-91ER20021 and DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.