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Title: Monolignol 4-O-methyltransferases and uses thereof

Modified (iso)eugenol 4-O-methyltransferase enzymes having novel capacity for methylation of monolignols and reduction of lignin polymerization in plant cell wall are disclosed. Sequences encoding the modified enzymes are disclosed.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1163999
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY) CHO
Patent Number(s):
8,889,392
Application Number:
13/284,148
Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

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