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Correlation of Apiose Levels and Growth Rates in Duckweeds
It is suggested that apiose levels could be good biomarkers for growth capacity of duckweeds and boron uptake could be an important factor for growth control in this aquatic plant family.
High Saccharification, Low Lignin, and High Sustainability Potential Make Duckweeds Adequate as Bioenergy Feedstocks
Duckweeds are the smallest free-floating aquatic monocots. They have a unique cell wall containing pectin polymers named apiogalacturonan and xylogalacturonan. Knowing that the cell wall composition
Flavonoids from duckweeds: potential applications in the human diet
The findings reinforce the idea that duckweeds could be valuable additives to the human diet, and their potential should be further explored.
Genome mapping and gene expression of NDP-sugar pathways in the giant duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza and its relevance for bioenergy
It is concluded that S. polyrhiza displays suitable features for future genetic transformations leading to the adaptation of its cell wall for biofuels, but such strategies will have to consider the trade-offs between fermentation and ethanol production benefits and the potential adverse effects of genetic transformation on plant growth and development.
The Effect of Sugarcane Straw Aging in the Field on Cell Wall Composition
The degradation and solubilization of the cell wall polysaccharides concomitantly increased the level of compounds related to recalcitrance, which led to a reduction in saccharification and an increase in minerals and ash contents.