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Vegetabile material, plants and a method of producing a plant having altered lignin properties
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Glycoscience.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8576-4370
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2008 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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The present invention is related to a set of genes, which when modified in plants gives altered lignin properties. The invention provides DNA construct such as a vector useful in the method of the invention. Further, the invention relates to a plant cell or plant progeny of the plants and wood produced by the plants according to the invention Lower lignin levels will result in improved saccharification for bio-refining and ethanol production and improved pulp and paper. Increased lignin levels will utilise lignin properties for energy production. The genes and DNA constructs may be used for the identification of plants having altered lignin characteristics as compared to the wild-type. According to the invention genes and DNA constructs may also be used as candidate genes in marker assisted breeding.

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Plant Biotechnology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70451OAI: diva2:486392
WO 2010062240A1

QS 2015

Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2015-01-28Bibliographically approved

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