Plants and Plant Products Useful for Biofuel Manufacture and Feedstock, and Methods of Producing Same

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://uknowledge.uky.edu/horticulture_patents/2
Author(s):
DeBolt, Seth; Harris, Darby; Stork, Jozsef
Tags:
plant; products; biofuel; manufacture; feedstock; methods; Horticulture
patent description
A method of processing plant cellulose includes providing plant cellulose that is from a plant expressing a CESA polypeptide variant having at least one amino acid mutation in its carboxy-terminal transmembrane region; and saccharifying the plant cellulose to produce fermentable sugars. The method can also include fermenting the fermentable sugars to produce alcohol. A method of producing a plant having beneficial saccharification properties includes introducing into a plant a polynucleotide encoding a CESA polypeptide variant having at least one amino acid mutation in its carboxy-terminal transmembrane region; and expressing in the plant the CESA polypeptide variant, wherein plant cellulose of the plant expressing the CESA polypeptide variant has beneficial saccharification properties as compared to a wild-type plant.