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Title: Regulation of galactan synthase expression to modify galactan content in plants

The disclosure provides methods of engineering plants to modulate galactan content. Specifically, the disclosure provides methods for engineering a plant to increase the galactan content in a plant tissue by inducing expression of beta-1,4-galactan synthase (GALS), modulated by a heterologous promoter. Further disclosed are the methods of modulating expression level of GALS under the regulation of a transcription factor, as well as overexpression of UDP-galactose epimerse in the same plant tissue. Tissue specific promoters and transcription factors can be used in the methods are also provided.
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The Regents of the University of California LBNL
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Patent File Date: 2013 May 10
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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United States

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