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An Amino Acid Transporter enhancing lignin quality and sugar release

The gene, an amino acid transporter, can used to (i) alter glucose and xylose release, (ii) alter syringyl to guaiacyl ratio in cell walls (iii) manipulate cellulose fiber extension, cell death, lignin content, and secondary cell wall formation, (iv) alter hexose and pentose sugar composition in the cell wall for biofuel production, (v) enhance resistance to pests and pathogens (vi) enhance plant growth, and the promoter associated with this gene can used for tissue specific gene expression.


ID: 201403245

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  • Available For Licensing
Inventoring Institution
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Patent Application/Patent

201403245: 201403245

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