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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: Biofuel Feedstock Using Switchgrass

Location: Plant Gene Expression Center Albany_CA

Project Number: 5335-21000-035-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Jun 30, 2015

Objective:
Modify switchgrass and other grass species in order to improve their saccarification.

Approach:
Promoters are designed to increase expression of Corngrass, which encodes the microRNA, miR156, in aerial tissues. Switchgrass and other grass species are transformed and mature plants asre assyed for cell wall characteristics.

Last Modified: 9/22/2014
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