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Title: Recent Advances in the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Woody Plants

Abstract

Plant cell walls provide structural support for growth and serve as a barrier for pathogen attack. Plant cell walls are also a source of renewable biomass for conversion to biofuels and bioproducts. Understanding plant cell wall biosynthesis and its regulation is of critical importance for the genetic modification of plant feedstocks for cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts conversion and production. Great progress has been made in identifying enzymes involved in plant cell wall biosynthesis, and in Arabidopsis it is generally recognized that the regulation of genes encoding these enzymes is under a transcriptional regulatory network with coherent feedforward and feedback loops. However, less is known about the transcriptional regulation of plant secondary cell wall (SCW) biosynthesis in woody species despite of its high relevance to biofuels and bioproducts conversion and production. In this article, we synthesize recent progress on the transcriptional regulation of SCW biosynthesis in Arabidopsis and contrast to what is known in woody species. Furthermore, we evaluate progress in related emerging regulatory machineries targeting transcription factors in this complex regulatory network of SCW biosynthesis.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States) ; Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1478538
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1501680
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Plant Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1664-462X
Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Zhang, Jin, Xie, Meng, Tuskan, Gerald A., Muchero, Wellington, and Chen, Jay. Recent Advances in the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Woody Plants. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01535.
Zhang, Jin, Xie, Meng, Tuskan, Gerald A., Muchero, Wellington, & Chen, Jay. Recent Advances in the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Woody Plants. United States. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01535.
Zhang, Jin, Xie, Meng, Tuskan, Gerald A., Muchero, Wellington, and Chen, Jay. Tue . "Recent Advances in the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Woody Plants". United States. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01535.
@article{osti_1478538,
title = {Recent Advances in the Transcriptional Regulation of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in the Woody Plants},
author = {Zhang, Jin and Xie, Meng and Tuskan, Gerald A. and Muchero, Wellington and Chen, Jay},
abstractNote = {Plant cell walls provide structural support for growth and serve as a barrier for pathogen attack. Plant cell walls are also a source of renewable biomass for conversion to biofuels and bioproducts. Understanding plant cell wall biosynthesis and its regulation is of critical importance for the genetic modification of plant feedstocks for cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts conversion and production. Great progress has been made in identifying enzymes involved in plant cell wall biosynthesis, and in Arabidopsis it is generally recognized that the regulation of genes encoding these enzymes is under a transcriptional regulatory network with coherent feedforward and feedback loops. However, less is known about the transcriptional regulation of plant secondary cell wall (SCW) biosynthesis in woody species despite of its high relevance to biofuels and bioproducts conversion and production. In this article, we synthesize recent progress on the transcriptional regulation of SCW biosynthesis in Arabidopsis and contrast to what is known in woody species. Furthermore, we evaluate progress in related emerging regulatory machineries targeting transcription factors in this complex regulatory network of SCW biosynthesis.},
doi = {10.3389/fpls.2018.01535},
journal = {Frontiers in Plant Science},
issn = {1664-462X},
number = ,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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Figures / Tables:

FIGURE 1 FIGURE 1: Schematic representation of the regulatory network of secondary cell wall formation. Arrows and “T” at the ends of lines represent activation and repression, respectively. Blue bold dash lines represent protein-protein interactions. Solid and dotted lines represent direct or indirect regulation, respectively.

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