Enabling Technologies

Research Overview | Research Publications | Intellectual Property

Simulating Cell Wall Degradation. BESC researchers are using computational modeling to gain a molecular-level understanding of the plant cell wall and its major components, including cellulose (green) and lignin (brown). Here, the enzyme cellulase (orange) catalyzes cell wall breakdown. [Illustration courtesy Thomas Splettstoesser, www.scistyle.com, for Oak Ridge National Laboratory]

The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has developed a suite of new enabling technologies. These include characterization and computational modeling efforts, which focus on developing and applying chemical, immunological, physical, and imaging methods to characterize biomass. The resulting information is then used to identify relationships between biomass structure and recalcitrance.

Other new enabling technologies support and enhance feedstock and consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) research. These technologies include high-throughput (HTP) assays for determining the recalcitrance properties of tens of thousands of feedstock samples. The information obtained from HTP pipelines for pretreatment, digestibility, and chemistry has enabled plant scientists to discover improved plant lines and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that link genotypic variation to cell wall chemistry in natural populations of poplar and switchgrass.

Tests that integrate enhanced-biomass grasses with cellulolytic microorganisms are showing greater effectiveness in conversion and biofuel production, supporting a BESC hypothesis that minimal to no pretreatment may be possible for some conversion regimes.

Modeling and simulation tools developed by BESC researchers are being used to analyze various aspects of recalcitrance. Flux-balance analyses have provided insight into lignin synthesis, and several tools are publicly available within the BESC KnowledgeBase to analyze, for example, carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) and regulons. These enabling technologies not only have advanced the science of biomass production more quickly, but also can be applied to numerous other areas of biological research.


Mark Davis - Enabling Technologies Lead

Dr. Mark Davis, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is focused on integrating multivariate statistical data analysis and spectroscopic methods such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and pyrolysis-molecular beam mass spectrometry (PyMBMS) to follow changes in plant cell wall chemistry due to transgenic modification. He has developed pyMBMS methods to rapidly analyze cell wall chemistry and teamed with plant geneticists to use the results of these analyses to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in poplar and loblolly pine. He has also developed several NMR methods to characterize pyrolysis oil and liquid products from lignin.

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Enabling Technologies Research Results

Publications

  Publication Date Citation
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  07/01/2015 Bekiaris, G., Lindedam, J., Peltre, C., Decker, S.R., Turner, G.B., Magid, J., Bruun, S., Rapid estimation of sugar release from winter wheat straw during bioethanol production using FTIR-photoacoustic spectroscopy, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8:85, 2015.
10.1186/s13068-015-0267-2
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  05/14/2015 Davison, B.H., Brandt, C.C., Guss, A.M., Kaluri, U.C., Palumbo, A.V., Stouder, R.L., Webb, E.G., "The impact of biotechnological advances on the future of U.S. bioenergy", Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 2015
10.1002/bbb.1549
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  05/01/2015 O'Dell, K.B., Woo, H.L., Utturkar, S., Klingeman, D., Brown, S.D., Hazen, T.C., Genome sequence of halomonas sp. strain KO116 an ionic liquid-tolerant marine bacterium isolated from a lignin-enriched seawater microcosm, Genome Announcements, 3:3, 2015.
10.1128/genomeA.00402-15
  04/23/2015 De Souza, A.P., Kamel, C.L.A., Torres, A.F., Pattathil, S., Hahn, M.G., Trindade, L.M., Buckeridge, M.S., How cell wall complexity influences saccharification efficiency in Miscanthus sinensis, Journal of Experimental Botany, 2015
10.1093/jxb/erv183
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  04/15/2015 Sykes, R.W., Gjersing, E.L., Doeppke, C.L., Davis, M.F., High-throughput method for determining the sugar content in biomass with pyrolysis molecular beam mass spectrometry, BioEnergy Research, 2015
10.1007/s12155-015-9610-5
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  04/07/2015 Olson, D.G., Maloney, M., Lanahan, A.A., Hon, S., Hauser, L.J., Lynd, L.R., Identifying promoters for gene expression in Clostridium thermocellum, Metabolic Engineering Communications, 2015
10.1016/j.meteno.2015.03.002
  03/27/2015 Weighill, D.A.; Jacobson, D.A., 3-way networks: application of hypergraphs for modelling increased complexity in comparative genomics, PLoS Computational Biology, 2015
10.1371/ journal.pcbi.1004079
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  03/03/2015 Zhang, L., Lu, Z., Velarde, L., Fu, L., Pu, Y., Ding S-Y., Ragauskas, A.J., Wang, H-F., Yang, B., Vibrational spectral signatures of crystalline cellulose using high resolution broadband sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy (HR-BB-SFG-VS), Cellulose, 2015
10.1007/s10570-015-0588-0
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  03/01/2015 Biswal, A.K., Hao, Z., Pattathil, S., Yang, X., Winkeler, K., Collins, C., Mohanty, S.S., Richardson, E.A., Gelineo-Albersheim, I., Hunt, K., Ryno, D., Sykes, R.W., Turner, G.B., Ziebell, A., Gjersing, E., Lukowitz, W., Davis, M.F., Decker, S.R., Hahn, M.G., Mohnen, D., Downregulation of GAUT12 in Populus deltoides by RNA silencing results in reduced recalcitrance, increased growth and reduced xylan and pectin in a woody biofuel feedstock, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8, 2015
10.1186/s13068-015-0204-4
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  02/27/2015 Land, M., Hauser, L., Jun, S-R., Nookaew, I., Leuze, M.R., Ahn, T-H., Karpinets, T., Lund, O., Kora, G., Wassenaar, T., Poudel, S., Ussery, D.W., "Insights from 20 years of bacterial genome sequencing", Functional & Integrative Genomics, 2015
10.1007/s10142-015-0433-4
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  02/18/2015 Wyman, C.E., Dale, B.E., Producing biofuels via the sugar platform, AICHE- CEP, 2015
  02/11/2015 Nguyen, T.Y., Cai, C.M., Kumar, R., Wyman, C.E., "Co-solvent pretreatment reduces costly enzyme requirements for high sugar and ethanol yeilds from lignocellulosic biomass", ChemSusChem, 2015
10.1002/cssc.201403045
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  02/01/2015 Pattathil, S., Hahn, M.G., Dale, B.E., Chundawat, P.S., Insights into plant cell wall structure, architecture and integrity using glycome profiling of native and AFEXtm pretreated biomass, Journal of Experimental Botany, 2015
10.1093/jxb/erv107
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  01/07/2015 Baxter, H.L., Poovaiah, C.R., Yee, K., Mazarei, M., Rodriguez Jr., M., Thompson, O.A., Shen, H., Turner, G.B., Decker, S.R., Sykes, R.W., Chen, F., Davis, M.F., Mielenz, J.R., Davison, B.H., Dixon, R.A., Stewart Jr., C.N., "Field evaluation of transgenic switchgrass plants overexpressing PvMYB4 for reduced biomass recalcitrance, BioEnergy Research, 2014
10.1007/s12155-014-9570-1
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  01/07/2015 Cuskin, et al, Human gut bacteroidetes can utilize yeast mannan through a selfish mechanism, Nature, 517 (165-169) 2015
10.1038/nature13995
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  12/23/2014 Tan, L., Pu, Y., Pattathil, S., Avci, U., Qian, J., Arter, A., Chen, L., Hahn, M.G., Ragauskas, A.J., Kieliszewski, M.J., "Changes in cell wall properties coincide with overexpression of extension fusion proteins in suspension cultured tobacco cells", PloS ONE, 9(12): e115906, 2014.
10.1371/ journal.pone.0115906
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  12/12/2014 Land, M.L., Hyatt, D., Jun, S-R., Kora, G.H., Hauser, L.J., Lukjancenko, O., Ussery, D.W., Quality scores for 32,000 genomes, Standards in Genomic Sciences, 9:20, 2014.
10.1186/s1944-3277-9-20
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  12/01/2014 Trajano, H.L., Pattathil, S., Tomkins, B.A., Tschaplinski, T.J., Hahn, M.G., Van Berkel, G.J., Wyman, C.E., "Xylan hydrolysis in Populus trichocarpa x P. deltoides and model substrates during hydrothermal pretreatment", Bioresource Technology, 2014
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.11.090
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  11/25/2014 Bali, G., Meng, X., Deneff, J.I., Sun, Q., Ragauskas, A.J., "The effect of alkaline pretreatment methods on cellulose structure and accessibility", ChemSusChem Communications, 2014
10.1002/cssc.201402752
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  11/22/2014 Kumagai, A., Wu, L., Iwamoto, S., Lee, S-H., Endo, T., Rodriguez Jr., M., Mielenz, J.R., "Improvement of enzymatic saccharification of Populus and switchgrass by combined pretreatment with steam and wet disk milling", Renewable Energy, 76, (782-789), 2014.
10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.070
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  11/11/2014 Kalluri, U.C., Yin, H., Davison, B.H., Systems and synthetic biology approaches to alter plant cell walls and reduce biomass recalcitrance, Plant Biotechnology Journal, 12:9, (1207-1216), 2014.
10.1111/pbi.12283
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  11/02/2014 Wuddineh, W.A., Mazarei, M., Poovaiah, C.R., Mann, D.G.J., Ziebell, A., Sykes, R.W., Davis, M.F., Udvardi, M.K., Stewart Jr., C.N., Identification and overexpress of gibberellin 2-oxidase (GA2ox) in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for improved plant architecture and reduced biomass recalcitrance, Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2014
10.1111/pbi.12287
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  11/01/2014 Carmona, C., Langan, P., Smith, Smith, J.C., Petridis, L., Why genetic modification of lignin leads to low-recalcitrance biomass, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17:1, 358-64, 2014.
10.1039/c4cp05004e
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  10/14/2014 Sun, Q., Foston, M., Meng, X., Pingali, V., O'Neill, Li, H., Wyman, C., Langan, P., Ragauskas, A., Kumar, R., The Effect of Lignin Content on Changes that Occur in Poplar Cellulose Ultrastructure during Dilute Acid Pretreatment, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:150, 2014.
10.1186/s13068-014-0150-6
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  10/14/2014 Chai, J., Kora, G., Ahn, T-H., Hyatt, D., Pan, C., Functional phylogenomics analysis of bacteria and archaea using consistent genome annotation with UniFam, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:207, 2014.
10.1186/s12862-014-0207-y
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  10/11/2014 Singh, S., Cheng, G., Sathitsuksanoh, N., Wu, D., Varanasi, P., George, A., Balan, V., Gao, X., Kumar, R., Dale, B., Wyman, C., Comparision of different biomass pretreatment techniques and their impact on chemistry, structure, and recalcitrance, Frontiers in Energy Research, 2014
  09/18/2014 Qin, M., Chen, X., Chao, L., XiZeng, M., Yuan, Z.H., Fei, J.L., ChunGuo, W.U., Ying, X.U., "Understanding the commonalities and differences in genomic organizations across closely related bacteria from an energy perspective", Science China Life Science, 57:11, 1121-30, 2014.
10.1007/s11427-014-4734-y
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  09/11/2014 Yang, S., Franden, M.A., Brown, S.D., Chou, Y.C., Pienkos, P.T., Zhang, M., Insights into acetate toxicity in Zymomonas mobilis 8b using different substrates, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:140, 2014.
10.1186/s13068-014-0140-8
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  09/08/2014 Zaharov, V.V., Farahi, R.H., Snyder, P.J., Davison, B.H., Passian, A., Karhunen-Lo`eve treatment to remove noise and facilitate data analysis in sensing, spectroscopy and other applications, Analyst, 139:5927 2014
10.1039/C4AN01300J
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  09/02/2014 Mostofian, B., Cheng, X., Smith, J.C., Replica-exhange molecular dynamics simulations of cellulose solvated in water and in the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium choloride, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118, 11037-11049, 2014.
10.1021/jp502889c
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  08/21/2014 Poovaiah, C.R., Mazarei, M., Decker, S.R., Turner, G.B., Sykes, R.W., Davis, M.F., Stewart, Jr. C.N., Transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) biomass is increased by overexpression of switchgrass sucrose synthase (PvSUS1), Biotechnology Journal, 2014
10.1002/biot.201400499
  08/16/2014 Linville, J.L., Rodriguez Jr., M., Brown, S.D., Mielenz, J.R., Cox, C.D., Transcriptomic analysis of Clostridium thermocellum Populus hydrolysate-tolerant mutant strain shows increased cellular efficiency in response to Populus hydrolysate compared to the wild type strain, BMC Microbiology, 14:215, 2014.
10.1186/s12866-014-0215-5
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  08/14/2014 Chauhan, A., Smartt, A., Wang, J., Utturkar, S., Frank, A., Meng, B., Liu, J., Williams, D., Xu, T., Eldridge, M., Arreaza, A., Rogers, A., Gonzalez, H., Layton, A., Baxter, H., Mazarei, M., DeBruyn, J., Stewart Jr, C.N., Brown, S., Hauser, L., Sayler, G., Integrated metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analyses of root associated soil from transgenic switchgrass, Genome Announcements, 4, 2014.
10.1128/genomeA.00777-14
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  08/05/2014 Zhao, Q., Zeng, Y., Yin, Y., Pu, Y., Jackson, L.A., Engle, N.L., Martin, M.Z., Tschaplinski, T.J., Ding, S-Y., Ragauskas, A.J. and Dixon, R.A., Pinoresinol reductase 1 impacts lignin distribution during secondary cell wall biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Phytochemistry, 2014
10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.07.008
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  08/01/2014 Kyrpides, et al., Genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea: sequencing a myriad of type strains, PLOS One, 12:8 2014.
10.1371/journal.pbio. 1001920
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  08/01/2014 Pyne, M.E., Utturkar, S., Brown, S.D., Moo-Young, M., Chung, D.A., Cho, C.P., Improved draft genome sequence of Clostridium pasteurianum strain ATCC 6013 (DSM 525) using a hybrid next-generation sequencing approach, Genome Announcements, 2:4, 2014.
10.1128/genomeA.00790-14
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  07/28/2014 Akinosho, H., Yee, K., Close, D., Ragauskas, A.J., The emergence of clostridium thermocellum as a high utility candidate for consolidated bioprocessing applications, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2:66, 2014.
10.3389/fchem.2014.00066
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  07/01/2014 Lupoi, J.S., Singh, S., Davis, M., Lee, D.J., Shepherd, M., Simmons, B.A., Henry, R. J., High-throughput prediction of eucalypt lignin syringyl/guaiacyl content using multivariate analysis: a comparison between mid-infrared, near-infrared, and Raman spectroscopies for model development, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:93, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-93
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  07/01/2014 Woo, H.L., Utturkar, S., Klingeman, D., Simmons, B.A., DeAngelis, K.M., Brown, S.D., Hazen, T.C., Draft genome sequence of the lignin-degrading Burkholderia sp. Strain LIG30, isolated from wet tropical forest soil, 2, 2014
10.1128/genomeA.00637-14
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  07/01/2014 Li, Y., Xu, T., Tschaplinski, T.J., Engle, N.L., Yang, Y., Graham, D.E., He, Z., Zhou, J., Improvement of cellulose catabolism in Clostridium cellulolyticum by sporulation abolishment and carbon alleviation, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:25, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-25
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  06/19/2014 Myburg, et al., The genome of Eucalyptus grandis, Nature, 510, 356-364, 2014.
10.1038/nature13308
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  06/03/2014 Zhou, C., Mao, F., Yin, Y., Huang, J., Gogarten, J.P., Xu, Y., AST: An automated sequence-sampling method for improving the taxonomic diversity of gene phylogenetic trees, 9:6, 2014.
10.1371/journal.pone.0098844
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  06/03/2014 Zhou, C., Ma, Q., Mao, X., Yin, Y., Xu, Y., New Insights into Clostridia through Comparative 1 Analyses of Their 40 Genomes, Bioenergy Research, 7:4 2014
10.1007/s12155-014-9486-9
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  05/22/2014 Yee, K.L., Rodriguez Jr., M., Thompson, O.A., Fu, C., Wang, Z.Y., Davison, B.H., Mielenz, J.R., "Consolidated bioprocessing of transgenic switchgrass by an engineered and evolved Clostridium thermocellum strain", Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:75, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-75
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  05/22/2014 Yang, S., Pan, C., Hurst, G.B., Dice, L., Davison, B.H., Brown, S.D., Elucidation of zymomonas mobilis physiology and stress responses by quantitative proteomics and transcriptomics, Frontiers, 5:246 2014
10.3389/fmicb.2014.00246
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  05/15/2014 Ragauskas, A.J., Beckham, G.T., Biddy, M.J., Chandra, R., Chen, F., Davis, M.F., Davison, B.H., Dixon, R.A., Gilna, P., Keller, M., Langan, P., Naskar, A.K., Saddler, J.N., Tschaplinski, T.J., Tuskan, G.A., Wyman, C.E., Lignin Valorization: improving lignin processing in the biorefinery, Science, 344, 2014.
10.1126/science.1246843
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  05/14/2014 Sun, Q., Foston, M., Sawada, D., Pingali, S.V., O'Neill, H.M., Li, H., Wyman, C.E., Langan, P., Pu, Y., Ragauskas, A.J., Comparison of changes in cellulose ultrastructure during different pretreatments of poplar, Cellulose, 21 (2419-2431) 2014
10.1007/s10570-014-0303-6
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  05/13/2014 Gao, X., Kumar, R., Singh, S., Simmons, B.A., Balan, V., Dale, B.E., Wyman, C.E., Comparison of Enzymatic reactivity of corn stover solids prepared by dilute acid, AFEXtm, and ionic liquid pretreatments, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:71, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-71
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  04/21/2014 Baxter, H.L., Mazarei, M., Labbe, N., Kline, L.M., Cheng, Q., Windham, M.T., Mann, D.G.J., Fu, C., Ziebell, A., Sykes, R.W., Rodriguez Jr, M., Davis, M.F., Mielenz, J.R., Dixon, R.A., Wang, Z.W., Stewart Jr, C.N., Two-year field analysis of reduced recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass, Plant Biotechnology Journal, 1-11, 2014.
10.1111/pbi.12195
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  04/21/2014 Ma, Q., Zhang, H., Mao, X., Zhou, C., Liu, B., Chen, X., Xu, Y., DMINDA: An integrated web server for DNA motif identification and analyses, Nucleic Acids Research, 42:W1-W12 2014
10.1093/nar/gku315
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  04/14/2014 Tolbert, A., Akinosho, H., Khunsupat, R., Naskas, A.K., Ragauskas, A.J., Characterization and analysis of the molecular weight of lignin for biorefining studies, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 8:6, 2014.
10.1002/bbb.1500
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  04/13/2014 Uppugundia, N., da Costa Sousa, L., Chundawat, S., Yu, X., Simmons, B., Singh, S., Gao, X., Kumar, R., Wyman, C.E., Dale, B.E., Balan V., A comparative study of ethanol production using dilute acid, ionic liquid and AFEXTM pretreated corn stover, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:72, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-72
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  04/04/2014 Li, H., Pattathil, S., Foston, M.B., Ding, S.Y., Kumar, R., Gao, X., Mittal, A., Yarbrough, J.M., Himmel, M.E., Ragauskas, A.J., Hahn, M.G., Wyman, C.E., Agave proves to be a low recalcitrant lignocellulosic feedstock for biofuels production on semi-arid lands, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:50, 2014
10.1186/1754-6834-7-50
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  04/03/2014 Liu, T., Williams, D.L., Pattathil, S., Hahn, M.G., Li, M., Hodge, D.B., Coupling alkaline pre-extraction with alkaline-oxidative post-treatment of corn stover to enhance enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentability, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:48 2014
10.1186/1754-6834-7-48
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  04/01/2014 Kumagai, A., Kawamura, S., Lee, S.H., Endo, T., Rodriguez Jr., M., Mielenz, J. R., Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation and a consolidated bioprocessing for Hinoki cypress and Eucalyptus after fibrillation by steam and subsequent wet-disk milling, Bioresource Technology, 162, (89-95), 2014.
10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.110
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  03/26/2014 Li, M., Pattathil, S., Hahn, M.G., Hodge, D., Identification of features associated with plant cell wall recalcitrance to pretreatment by alkaline hydrogen peroxide in diverse bioenergy feedstocks using glycome profiling, RSC Advances, 4:33 (17282-17292) 2014
10.1039/C4RA00824C
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  03/21/2014 Brown, S.D., Nagaraju, S., Utturkar, S., De Tissera, S., Segovia, S., Mitchell, W., Land, M.L., Dassanayake, A., Kopke, M., Comparison of single-molecule sequencing and hybrid approaches for finishing the genome of Clostridium autoethanogenum and analysis of CRISPER systems in industrial relevant Clostridia, BioTechnology for Biofuels, 7:40, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-40
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  03/21/2014 Lindedam, J., Bruun, S., Jorgensen, H., Decker, S.R., Turner, G.B., DeMartini, J.D., Wyman, C.E., Felby, C., Evaluation of high throughput screening methods in picking up differences between cultivars of lignocellulosic biomass for ethanol production, Biomass and Bioenergy, 66 (261-267) 2014.
10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.03.006
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  03/01/2014 Chou, W.C., Ma, Q., Yang, S., Cao, Klingeman, D.M., Brown, S.D., Xu, Y., Analysis of strand-specific RNA-seq data using machine learning reveals the structures of transcription units in Clostridium thermocellum, Nucleic Acids Research, 2014
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  03/01/2014 Robinson, W., Farming for Fuels, Dimensions, 16:2 (46-48) 2014
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  03/01/2014 Edwards, M.C., Williams, T., Pattathil, S., Hahn, M.G., Peterson-Doran, J., Replacing a suite of commercial pectinases with a single enzyme, pectate lyase B, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentations of cull peaches, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 41:679-686, 2014.
10.1007/s10295-013-1394-z
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  03/01/2014 Escamilla-Trevino, L.L., Shen, H., Hernandez, T., Yin, Y., Xu, Y., Dixon, R.A., Early lignin pathway enzymes and routes to chlorogenic acid in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), Plant Molecular Biology, 84:4-4 (565-576) 2013
10.1007/s11103-013-0152-y
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  02/12/2014 Kumar, R., Wyman, C.E., Strong cellulase inhibition by mannan polysaccharides in cellulose conversion to sugars, Biotechnology and bioengineering, 111:7 (1341-1353) 2014.
10.1002/bit.25218
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  02/12/2014 Karpinets, T.V., Park, B.H., Syed, M.H., Klotz, M.G., Uberbacher, E.C., Metabolic Environments and Genomic Features Associated with Pathogenic and Mutualistic Interactions Between Bacteria and Plants, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 27:7 (664-667) 2014
10.1094/MPMI-12-13-0368-R
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  02/01/2014 Meng, X., Ragauskas, A.J., Recent advances in understanding the role of cellulose accessibility in enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 27, 150-158, 2014.
10.1016/j.copbio.2014.01.014
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  02/01/2014 Shields-Menard, S.A., Brown, S.D., Klingeman, D.M., Indest, K., Hancock, D., Wewalwela, J.J., French, W.T., Donaldson, J.R., Draft genome sequence of Rhodococcus rhodochrous Strain ATCC 21198, Genome Announcements, 2:1 2014
10.1128/genomeA.00054-14.
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  01/30/2014 Penning, B.W., Sykes, R.W., Babcock, N.C., Dugard, C.K., Klimek, J.F., Gamblin, D., Davis, M., Filley, T.R., Mosier, N.S., Weil, C.F., McCann, M.C., Carpita, N.C., Validation of PyMBMS as a high-throughput screen for lignin abundance in lignocellulosic biomass of grasses, Bioenergy Research, 7:3 (899-908) 2014
10.1007/s12155-014-9410-3
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  01/20/2014 Samuel, R., Pu, Y., Jiang, N., Fu, C., Wang, Z.Y., Ragauskas, A., Structural characterization of lignin in wild-type versus COMT down-regulated switchgrass, Frontiers in Energy Research, 14:1, 2014.
10.3389/fenrg.2013.00014
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  01/07/2014 Biswal, A.K., Soeno, K., Gandla, M.L., Immerzeel, P., Pattathil, S., Lucenius, J., Serimaa, R., Hahn, M.G., Moritz, T. Jonsson, L.J., Isralelsson-Nordstrom, M., Mellerowica, E.J., Aspen pectate lyase PtxtPL1-27 mobilizes matrix plysaccharides from woody tissues and improves saccharification yield, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7:11, 2014.
10.1186/1754-6834-7-11
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  12/30/2013 Sangha, A.K., Davison, B.H., Standaert, R.F., Davis, M.F., Smith, J.C., Parks, J.M., Chemical factors that control lignin polymerization, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118:1 (164-170) 2014.
10.1021/jp411998t
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  12/17/2013 Gao, X., Kumar, R., Wyman, C.E., Fast hemicellulose quantification via a simple one-step acid hydrolysis, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 111:6 (1088-10963) 2013
10.1002/bit.25174
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  12/16/2013 Hu, F., Ragauskas, A., Suppression of pseudo-lignin formation under dilute acid pretreatment conditions, RCS Advances, 4:9, (4317-4323), 2014.
10.1039/C3RA42841A
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  12/12/2013 Fineran, P.C., Cans Igleslas, M.C., Ramsay, J.P., Wilf, N.M., Cossyleon, D., McNeil, M.B., Williamson, N.R., Monson, R.E., Becher, S.A., Stanton, J.L., Brugger, K., Brown, S.D., Salmond, G.P.C., Draft Genome Sequence of Serratia sp. Strain ATCC 39006, a Model Bacterium for Analysis of the Biosynthesis and Regulation of Prodigiosin, a Carbapenem, and Gas Vesicles, 1:6, 2013.
10.1128/genomeA.01039-13.
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  12/12/2013 Ding, S.Y., Zhao, S., Zeng, Y., Size, shape, and arrangement of native cellulose fibrils in maize cell walls, Cellulose, 21:2 (863-871) 2013
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