|No||Tasks, Milestones||Year 1
|1-1||Metabolic bottlenecks identified in the most promising transgenic lines using carbon-13 flux measurements.
Strategy designed to overcome the bottlenecks.
|1-2||WRI1 and LEC1 overexpressors produced and oil content analyzed||18|
|1-3||Polycomb targets involved in oil accumulation identified||12|
|1-4||Polycomb targets for increasing oil accumulation tested in transgenic hybrid aspen||36|
|1-5||AGPase downregulated plants generated and analyzed for oil||24|
|1-6||Genetic loci and markers underlying oil accumulation in trees identified||48|
|2-1||Strategies of xylan deacetylation for bioconversion evaluated based on field experiments||48|
|2-2||Mechanism of stress responses elucidated and strategies for xylan side chain manipulation designed||36|
|2-3||Stability of xylan backbone manipulation effects on growth and bioconversion evaluated based on field experiments||48|
|3-1||Transgenic trees with strong modifications in lignin content of the wood||12|
|3-2||Transgenic trees with modified lignin polymer size||24|
|3-3||Transgenic trees with modified lignin composition||24|
|3-4||Trees superior for biochemical conversion||36|
|3-5||Strategies to increase carbon flow to lignocellulose||48|
|3-6||Improved genotypes tested in the field conditions||60|
The milestones of the project are listed in a table below and the projected timing of deployment of the different deliverables of this project is shown in Figure 2.