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Title: Plants with modified lignin content and methods for production thereof

Abstract

The invention provides methods for decreasing lignin content and for increasing the level of fermentable carbohydrates in plants by down-regulation of the NST transcription factor. Nucleic acid constructs for down-regulation of NST are described. Transgenic plants are provided that comprise reduced lignin content. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved biofuel feedstock and as highly digestible forage crops. Methods for processing plant tissue and for producing ethanol by utilizing such plants are also provided.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150000
Patent Number(s):
8796509
Application Number:
12/834,581
Assignee:
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (Ardmore, OK)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07K - PEPTIDES
D - TEXTILES D21 - PAPER-MAKING D21C - PRODUCTION OF CELLULOSE BY REMOVING NON-CELLULOSE SUBSTANCES FROM CELLULOSE-CONTAINING MATERIALS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-06ER64303
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Zhao, Qiao, Chen, Fang, and Dixon, Richard A. Plants with modified lignin content and methods for production thereof. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Zhao, Qiao, Chen, Fang, & Dixon, Richard A. Plants with modified lignin content and methods for production thereof. United States.
Zhao, Qiao, Chen, Fang, and Dixon, Richard A. Tue . "Plants with modified lignin content and methods for production thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150000.
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