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.
|Patent number||WO/2013/167902 A1|
|IPC||C12N 15/82 (2006.01)|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2013|
Halpin, C., Simpson, G., & Boerjan, W. (2013). IPC No. C12N 15/82 (2006.01) . Method for modifying lignin biosynthesis in plants. (Patent No. WO/2013/167902 A1). http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2013167902&recNum=1&office=&queryString=ALLNAMES%3A%28halpin%29&prevFilter=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&maxRec=353