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Functional characterization of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase and caffeic acid O-methyltransferase in Brachypodium distachyon

Gina M Trabucco12, Dominick A Matos12, Scott J Lee13, Aaron J Saathoff4, Henry D Priest5, Todd C Mockler5, Gautam Sarath4 and Samuel P Hazen1*

Author Affiliations

1 Biology Department, University of Massachusetts 221 Morrill Science Center III, Amherst, MA 01003, USA

2 Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

3 Plant Biology Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

4 USDA-ARS, Grain, Forage, and Bioenergy Research Unit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

5 The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, USA

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BMC Biotechnology 2013, 13:61  doi:10.1186/1472-6750-13-61

Published: 31 July 2013

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CAD enzyme activity in empty vector control and amiR-cad1 transgenic plants. Activity of CAD was measured in aboveground tissue using sinapaldehyde as a substrate. Box plots and significance are as described for Figure  5.

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