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- Mizrachi, Eshchar; Mansfield, Shawn D.; Myburg, Alexander A.
- The new phytologist 2012 v.194 no.1 pp. 54-62
- Eucalyptus; Populus; bioenergy; biomass; biopolymers; biosynthesis; cell walls; cellulose; energy crops; factories; forest trees; genes; genetics; lignin; product development; wood; wood properties
- ... Fast‐growing, short‐rotation forest trees, such as Populus and Eucalyptus, produce large amounts of cellulose‐rich biomass that could be utilized for bioenergy and biopolymer production. Major obstacles need to be overcome before the deployment of these genera as energy crops, including the effective removal of lignin and the subsequent liberation of carbohydrate constituents from wood cell walls. ...