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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PRODUCTION OF GMO SORGHUM LINES WITH HIGH LIGNIN CONTENT

Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research

Project Number: 3042-21220-032-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2009
End Date: Sep 15, 2014

Objective:
To develop sorghum lines with high lignin content in order to test the hypothesis that higher lignin will increase bioenergy available through combustion.

Approach:
Transgenes expected to increase lignin content will be inserted into the sorghum genome. Transformed lines will be evaluated for lignin content and for energy released during combustion.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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