Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: Wild type (left) and xax1 rice plants at five weeks show the dwarfed phenotype of the mutant. Xax1 may be short of stature, but it is long on potential for biofuels thanks to more extractable xylan and increased saccharification.
Credit: Image courtesy of JBEI
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