Comparative Genomics Guided Genetic Modification of Switchgrass Cell Wall for Improved Lignin Characteristics and Increased Cellulose Availability

This research project will identify key switchgrass genes for lignin down-regulation and develop modified switchgrass plants for future research. The goal is to genetically modify switchgrass cell wall for improved lignin characteristics and increased cellulose availability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Stewart, Neal

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31355

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572220
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM