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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. ...
- Moreno‐Cortés, Alicia; Hernández‐Verdeja, Tamara; Sánchez‐Jiménez, Paloma; González‐Melendi, Pablo; Aragoncillo, Cipriano; Allona, Isabel
- The new phytologist 2012 v.194 no.1 pp. 83-90
- Castanea sativa; RNA interference; biomass; branches; branching; buds; genes; growing season; hybrids; leaf area; plantlets; transgenic plants; tree growth; trees; wood anatomy
- ... • Sylleptic branching in trees may increase significantly branch number, leaf area and the general growth of the tree, particularly in its early years. Although this is a very important trait, so far little is known about the genes that control this process. • This article characterizes the Castanea sativa RAV1 gene, homologous to Arabidopsis TEM genes, by analyzing its circadian behavior and exam ...