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Title: Systems Level Engineering of Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis to Improve Biofuel Feedstock Quality

Our new regulatory model of cell wall biosynthesis proposes original network architecture with several newly incorporated components. The mapped set of protein-DNA interactions will serve as a foundation for 1) understanding the regulation of a complex and integral plant component and 2) the manipulation of crop species for biofuel and biotechnology purposes. This study revealed interesting and novel aspects of grass growth and development and further enforce the importance of a grass model system. By functionally characterizing a suite of genes, we have begun to improve the sparse model for transcription regulation of biomass accumulation in grasses. In the process, we have advanced methodology and brachy molecular genetic tools that will serve as valuable community resource.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1094975
Report Number(s):
DOE-UMASS-4700
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-08ER64700
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE SC Office of Biological and Environmental Research (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES