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Abstract

The present invention relates to a novel DNA sequence, which encodes a previously unidentified lignin biosynthetic pathway enzyme, sinapyl alcohol dehydrogenase (SAD) that regulates the biosynthesis of syringyl lignin in plants. Also provided are methods for incorporating this novel SAD gene sequence or substantially similar sequences into a plant genome for genetic engineering of syringyl-enriched lignin in plants.

Patent Number

7,288,696

Assignee

Board of Control of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US)

Application Number

10/939,794

Date Filed

9-13-2004

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

10-30-2007

Disciplines

Biological Engineering | Engineering

Genetic engineering of syringyl-enriched lignin in plants

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