Clade classification of monolignol biosynthesis gene family members reveals target genes to decrease lignin in Lolium perenne.

@article{Parijs2015CladeCO,
  title={Clade classification of monolignol biosynthesis gene family members reveals target genes to decrease lignin in Lolium perenne.},
  author={F R D van Parijs and Tom Ruttink and Wout Boerjan and Geert Haesaert and Stephen L Byrne and Torben Asp and Isabel R{\'o}ldan-Ruiz and Hilde Muylle},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={877-92}
}
In monocots, lignin content has a strong impact on the digestibility of the cell wall fraction. Engineering lignin biosynthesis requires a profound knowledge of the role of paralogues in the multigene families that constitute the monolignol biosynthesis pathway. We applied a bioinformatics approach for genome-wide identification of candidate genes in Lolium perenne that are likely to be involved in the biosynthesis of monolignols. More specifically, we performed functional subtyping of… CONTINUE READING