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Abstract

The invention pertains to methods of altering growth, lignin content, coniferyl and sinapyl alcohol units in the lignin structure, disease resistance and cellulose content in plants by transformation with a lignin pathway p-coumarate Co-enzyme A ligase (4CL) nucleic acid.

Patent Number

6,455,762

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/969,046

Date Filed

11-12-1997

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

9-24-2002

Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering | Engineering

Methods of modifying lignin in plants by transformation with a 4-coumarate coenzyme a ligase nucleic acid

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