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Integrative Analysis of Transgenic Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Suggests New Metabolic Control Mechanisms for Monolignol Biosynthesis

  • Yun Lee,

    Affiliations: Integrative BioSystems Institute and The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, BioEnergy Sciences Center (BESC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Fang Chen,

    Affiliations: BioEnergy Sciences Center (BESC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America, Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Lina Gallego-Giraldo,

    Affiliation: Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Richard A. Dixon,

    Affiliations: BioEnergy Sciences Center (BESC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America, Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Eberhard O. Voit mail

    eberhard.voit@bme.gatech.edu

    Affiliations: Integrative BioSystems Institute and The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, BioEnergy Sciences Center (BESC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Published: May 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002047

About the Authors

Yun Lee, Eberhard O. Voit
Integrative BioSystems Institute and The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Yun Lee, Fang Chen, Richard A. Dixon, Eberhard O. Voit
BioEnergy Sciences Center (BESC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
Fang Chen, Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Richard A. Dixon
Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eberhard.voit@bme.gatech.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YL EOV. Performed the experiments: YL LGG. Analyzed the data: YL EOV. Wrote the paper: YL EOV. Contributed data and discussed results and the developing manuscript on several occasions: FC RAD.