Location: Plant Gene Expression Center
Project Number: 2030-21000-035-04-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 1, 2014
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
Modify switchgrass and other grass species in order to improve their saccarification.
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.