Modification of Lignin Biosynthesis Via Sense Suppression

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0191075 A1
Application Date: Jul. 6th, 2017

ABSTRACT

The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes and, more particularly, to...
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Application Number:
15/404,990
International Classification:
C12N 15/82 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of modifying lignin biosynthesis in a plant, said method including introducing into said plant in a sense orientation an effective amount of a nucleic acid comprising a fragment or variant of a gene encoding caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT), said nucleic acid being capable of modifying lignin biosynthesis...

DESCRIPTION

The present invention relates to the modification of lignin biosynthesis in plants, to enzymes involved in the lignin biosynthetic pathway and nucleic acids encoding such enzymes and, more particularly, to methods of modifying lignin biosynthesis via sense suppression and to related nucleic acids and constructs.
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