GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS HAVING ALTERED LIGNIN CONTENT

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0247715 A1
Application Date: Aug. 31st, 2017

ABSTRACT

The invention relates to methods for producing a plant with altered lignin content by genetically manipulating expression of a PIRIN gene. The said method comprises (a) altering expression of a...
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Application Number:
15/504,288
International Classification:
C12N 15/82 (20060101); C07K 14/415 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for producing a plant with reduced lignin content by genetically modifying expression of a PIRIN gene, said method comprising: (a) increasing expression of a gene encoding a PIRIN2 polypeptide in the plant; or(b) decreasing expression of a gene encoding a PIRIN4 polypeptide in the plant;wherein the amino acid...

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TECHNICAL FIELD

The invention relates to methods for producing a plant with altered lignin content by genetically manipulating expression of a PIRIN gene. The said method comprises (a) altering expression of a gene encoding a PIRIN2 polypeptide in the plant; and/or (b) altering expression of a gene encoding a PIRIN4 polypeptide in...
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