A candidate-gene approach to clone the sorghum Brown midrib gene encoding caffeic acid O-methyltransferase

  title={A candidate-gene approach to clone the sorghum Brown midrib gene encoding caffeic acid O-methyltransferase},
  author={Siobh{\'a}n Bout and Wilfred Vermerris},
  journal={Molecular Genetics and Genomics},
The brown midrib (bmr) mutants of sorghum have brown vascular tissue in the leaves and stem as a result of changes in lignin composition. The bmr mutants were generated via chemical mutagenesis with diethyl sulfate (DES) and resemble the brown midrib (bm) mutants of maize. The maize and sorghum brown midrib mutants are of particular value for the comparison of lignin biosynthesis across different, yet evolutionarily related, species. Although the sorghum brown midrib mutants were first… CONTINUE READING
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