A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Matias De Oliveira, D., Finger-Teixeira, A., Rodrigues Mota, T., Salvador, V. H., Moreira-Vilar, F., Correa Molinari, H. B., Mitchell, R. A. C., Marchiosi, R., Ferrarese-Filho, O. and Dantas Dos Santos, W. 2015. Ferulic acid: a key component in grass lignocellulose recalcitrance to hydrolysis. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 13 (9), pp. 1224-1232.
|Authors||Matias De Oliveira, D., Finger-Teixeira, A., Rodrigues Mota, T., Salvador, V. H., Moreira-Vilar, F., Correa Molinari, H. B., Mitchell, R. A. C., Marchiosi, R., Ferrarese-Filho, O. and Dantas Dos Santos, W.|
In the near future, grasses must provide most of the biomass for the production of renewable fuels. However, grass cell walls are characterized by a large quantity of hydroxycinnamic acids such as ferulic and p-coumaric acids, which are thought to reduce the biomass saccharification. Ferulic acid (FA) binds to lignin, polysaccharides and structural proteins of grass cell walls cross-linking these components. A controlled reduction of FA level or of FA cross-linkages in plants of industrial interest can improve the production of cellulosic ethanol. Here, we review the biosynthesis and roles of FA in cell wall architecture and in grass biomass recalcitrance to enzyme hydrolysis.
|Keywords||Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Plant Sciences|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Plant Biotechnology Journal|
|Journal citation||13 (9), pp. 1224-1232|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1111/pbi.12292|
|Open access||Published as ‘gold’ (paid) open access|
|Funder project or code||Designing Seeds for Nutrition and Health (DS)|
|Design Cereal Seeds [Shewry/Mitchell]|
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