Method for modifying lignin biosynthesis in plants

Claire Halpin (Inventor), Gordon Simpson (Inventor), Wout Boerjan (Inventor)

    Research output: Patent


    The invention is based on the discovery of genes which influence lignin biosynthesis. In particular, the inventors have observed that if the expression, function and/or activity of these genes or any protein products thereof is modulated, the lignin content of plants can be altered. As such, this invention provides plants which exhibit modulated expression of one or more lipase/esterase/thioesterase family genes and which may find application in methods for producing biofuels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO/2013/167902 A1
    IPCC12N 15/82 (2006.01)
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2013


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