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Compositions and Methods for Improved Plant Feedstock

The invention provides methods for modifying lignin content and composition in plants and achieving associated benefits therefrom involving altered expression of newly discovered MYB4 transcription factors. Nucleic acid constructs for modifying MYB4 transcription factor expression are described. By over-expressing the identified MYB4 transcription factors, for example, an accompanying decrease in lignin content may be achieved. Plants are provided by the invention comprising such modifications, as are methods for their preparation and use.

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ID: NF-11-04

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  • Licensed
Inventoring Institution
  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
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