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.
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Chiang, Vincent Lee C. and Li, Laigeng, "Genetic engineering of syringyl-enriched lignin in plants" (2004). Michigan Tech Patents. 91.