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- Wang, Ziyu, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Bioresource technology 2012 v.110 pp. 364
- Panicum virgatum; alkalis; biomass; biotransformation; cell walls; cellulases; commercialization; coumarate-CoA ligase; enzymatic hydrolysis; gene expression regulation; genes; lignin; pretreatment; sodium hydroxide; sugars; transgenic plants; xylanases
- ... Overcoming biomass recalcitrance to bioconversion is crucial for cellulosic biofuels commercialization. In this study, Alamo switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) was genetically transformed to suppress the expression of 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL). The transgenic plants were determined to have lignin content reductions of up to 5.8%. The ratios of acid soluble lignin (ASL) to acid insoluble lignin ( ...