APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Feedstocks for biofuel production and other industrial applications
- Plants with increased resistance to pathogens
Xylan is one of the major polysaccharides in cellulosic biomass. There are four Arabidopsis reduced water acetylation (RWA) genes shown to be involved in the acetylation of xylan during secondary wall biosynthesis. This invention, by researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), provides for dominant negative mutations of Arabidopsis RWA.
For a complete description of the invention, see the published U. S. patent application, US/2015/0051376 available at uspto.gov.
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: Proven principle.
STATUS: Published U. S. patent application US/2015/0051376 available at uspto.gov. Available for licensing or collaborative research.
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2013-051