Ferulic acid: a key component in grass lignocellulose recalcitrance to hydrolysis

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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.

AuthorsMatias 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.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsBiotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Plant Sciences
Year of Publication2015
JournalPlant Biotechnology Journal
Journal citation13 (9), pp. 1224-1232
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/pbi.12292
PubMed ID25417596
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderCNPq
CAPES Foundation
Funder project or codeDesigning Seeds for Nutrition and Health (DS)
ISSN14677644
PublisherWiley

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