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Title: Compositions and methods relating to transgenic plants and cellulosic ethanol production

Transgenic lignocellulosic plants are provided according to embodiments of the present invention, the transgenic plants transformed with an expression cassette encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to a cell wall of the transgenic plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine. Methods of increasing lignin-protein bonds in a lignocellulosic plant are provided according to embodiments of the present invention which include expressing a recombinant nucleic acid in a lignocellulosic plant, the recombinant nucleic acid encoding a protein operably linked to a signal peptide which targets the protein to the cell wall of a plant, where at least 5% of the total amino acid residues of the protein are tyrosine, lysine, serine, threonine or cysteine.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. State College, PA
  2. Port Matilda, PA
  3. Clemson, SC
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1040006
Assignee:
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
8,163,976
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/126,569
Contract Number:
FG02-07ER
Research Org:
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES