Location: Wheat, Sorghum and Forage Research
Project Number: 3042-21220-032-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2009
End Date: Sep 15, 2014
To develop sorghum lines with high lignin content in order to test the hypothesis that higher lignin will increase bioenergy available through combustion.
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.