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Research Article

Transgenic Hybrid Poplar for Sustainable and Scalable Production of the Commodity/Specialty Chemical, 2-Phenylethanol

  • Michael A. Costa,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joaquim V. Marques,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Doralyn S. Dalisay,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Barrington Herman,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Diana L. Bedgar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Laurence B. Davin,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Norman G. Lewis mail

    lewisn@wsu.edu

    Affiliations: Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America, Ealasid, Inc., Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: December 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083169

About the Authors

Michael A. Costa, Joaquim V. Marques, Doralyn S. Dalisay, Barrington Herman, Diana L. Bedgar, Laurence B. Davin, Norman G. Lewis
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Norman G. Lewis
Ealasid, Inc., Pullman, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lewisn@wsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal′s policy and have the following conflicts: One of the authors is the President of a company, Ealasid, Inc. that is planning to commercialize these developments. The authors are currently in a start-up phase and are applying for patent protection. U.S. patent application: Costa, M.A., Davin, L.B., Lewis, N.G. “Modified Plants for Producing Aroma/Fine/Specialty Chemicals” serial number 13/959,679 filed August 5, 2013. This confirms that this does not alter the authors′ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LBD NGL. Performed the experiments: MAC JVM DSD DB BH. Analyzed the data: MAC JVM DSD LBD NGL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAC JVM DSD DB BH. Wrote the paper: MAC JVM DSD LBD NGL.