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Title: Final Report for Award DE-FG02-09ER16008

The research objectives of this project was to characterize the factors that regulate the pattern, amount and quality of cellulose deposition in higher plants. We pursued this goal in four ways: (1) by searching for proteins that interact with the cellulose synthase complex using novel bioinformatics tools to identify genes which exhibit gene expression patterns that are highly correlated with cellulose synthase components, (2) by using cellulose synthase domains as bait in 2-hybrid screens, and then characterizing any proteins that are identified by both gene expression network analysis and 2-hybrid screens (3) by testing the function of all known post-translational modifications, (4) by identifying and characterizing kinases that carry out most of the known post-translational modification of cellulose synthase components.
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Technical Report
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University of California Berkeley
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USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES cellulose cell-wall plant