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August 14, 2012

Discovery of plant glucuronoxylan synthesis gene lays groundwork for improved biofuel processing
The ability to selectively manipulate polysaccharide methylation may provide new opportunities to modulate biopolymer interactions in the plant cell wall of bioenergy crops such as switchgrass. This work extends the portfolio of BESC structural targets that can be modified either alone or in combination to increase the economic value of lignocellulosic biomass.

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.