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Modulating the level of components within plants

United States Patent

September 12, 2017
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Materials and Methods for identifying lignin regulatory region-regulatory protein associations are disclosed. Materials and methods for modulating lignin accumulation are also disclosed. In addition, methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) the level of a component (e.g., protein, oil, lignin, carbon, a carotenoid, or a triterpenoid) in plants are disclosed.
Bobzin; Steven Craig (Malibu, CA), Apuya; Nestor (Culver City, CA), Chiang; Karen (Houston, TX), Doukhanina; Elena (Newbury Park, CA), Feldmann; Kenneth (Newbury Park, CA), Jankowski; Boris (Newbury Park, CA), Margolles-Clark; Emilio (Miami, FL), Mumenthaler; Daniel (Montrose, CA), Okamuro; Jack (Alexandria, VA), Park; Joon-Hyun (Oak Park, CA), Ragab; Amr Saad (Somerset, NJ), Rarang; Joel Cruz (Granada Hills, CA), Schneeberger; Richard (Carlsbad, CA), Van Fleet; Jennifer E. (Fortuna, CA), Zhang; Ke (San Clemente, CA)
Ceres, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
13/ 584,421
August 13, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH Funding for the work described in U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/980,276 and U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/446,929 was provided by the federal government (U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER64111), which has certain rights in the inventions so funded.