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Abstract

The present invention provides a Populus 4-coumarate Co-enzyme A ligase gene promoter that directs expression in the xylem of plants. The promoter is used in methods designed to alter lignin content, lignin structure, cellulose content and combinations thereof. The methods comprise operably linking said promoter to heterologous nucleic acid molecules.

Patent Number

6,831,208

Assignee

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

Application Number

09/530,663

Date Filed

11-12-1998

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

12-14-2004

Disciplines

Engineering

4-Coumarate co-enzyme a ligase promoter

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