Patent Number: 6,441,272

Title: Modification of lignin content and composition in plants

Abstract: Plants and methods of preparing plants having reduced lignin content and/or altered lignin composition are provided. The activities of caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase and/or caffeic acid O-methyltransferase enzymes in the modified plants are reduced.

Inventors: Ye; Zheng-Hua (Athens, GA)

Assignee: The University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

International Classification: C12N 15/82 (20060101); C12N 9/10 (20060101); A01H 001/00 (); C12N 015/82 (); C12N 015/87 ()

Expiration Date: 08/27/2019