• Publications
  • Influence
Lignins: Natural polymers from oxidative coupling of 4-hydroxyphenyl- propanoids
AbstractLignins are complex natural polymers resulting from oxidative coupling of, primarily, 4-hydroxyphenylpropanoids. An understanding of their nature is evolving as a result of detailedExpand
Pyrolysis-GC-MS characterization of forage materials
Pyrolysis-GC-MS pyrograms from a series of alfalfa preparations, a ggrass, an angiosperm wood, a cellulose and an arabinoxylan were obtained under pyrolytic conditions optimal for aromatic componentsExpand
Can Lignin Be Accurately Measured
too simplistic (Sarkanen and Ludwig, 1971), and there are now many examples showing that other phenolics Foragesserve animportant rolein providingnutrients toruminants besides the cinnamyl alcoholsExpand
Comparison of Tifton 85 and Coastal bermudagrasses for yield, nutrient traits, intake, and digestion by growing beef steers.
T85 produced more DM and had more digestible nutrients in vitro, in situ, and in vivo than CBG, and 3 and 5 wk of growth would be recommended ages to harvest either cultivar. Expand
Identification and synthesis of new ferulic acid dehydrodimers present in grass cell walls
Seven isomeric dehydrodimers of ferulic acid (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid) have been synthesized and identified in extracts of saponified cell walls of cocksfoot, switchgrass, andExpand
A Comparison of the Insoluble Residues Produced by the Klason Lignin and Acid Detergent Lignin Procedures
Two methods-Klason lignin (KL) and acid detergent lignin (ADLF for determining lignin concentration in plants were compared using stem material from lucerne (Medicago satioa L), cocksfoot (DactylisExpand
Comparison of the acetyl bromide spectrophotometric method with other analytical lignin methods for determining lignin concentration in forage samples.
The ABSL method employing as standard lignin extracted with acidic dioxane has the potential to be employed as an analytical method to determine lign in concentration in a range of forage materials and may be useful in developing a quick and easy method to predict in vitro digestibility on the basis of the total lignIn content of a sample. Expand
Variations in the cell wall composition of maize brown midrib mutants.
Detailed analyses of the stalks of the four bm single mutants and a bm1-bm2 double mutant in a common genetic background (inbred A619) revealed structural and compositional changes in their isolated cell walls and lignins compared to the wild-type inbred. Expand
Novel Entries in a Fungal Biofilm Matrix Encyclopedia
The first to decipher the complex and unique macromolecular composition of the Candida biofilm matrix, demonstrate the clinical relevance of matrix components, and show that multiple matrix components are needed for protection from antifungal drugs. Expand
Ferulate Cross-Links Limit the Enzymatic Degradation of Synthetically Lignified Primary Walls of Maize
Ferulate cross-linking of arabinoxylans to lignin may restrict the enzymatic degradation of structural polysaccharides, limiting the utilization of graminaceous crops and crop residues as feedstuffsExpand