Designer lignins: harnessing the plasticity of lignification.

  title={Designer lignins: harnessing the plasticity of lignification.},
  author={Yaseen Mottiar and Ruben Vanholme and Wout Boerjan and John Ralph and Shawn D Mansfield},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
Lignin is a complex polyphenolic constituent of plant secondary cell walls. Inspired largely by the recalcitrance of lignin to biomass processing, plant engineering efforts have routinely sought to alter lignin quantity, composition, and structure by exploiting the inherent plasticity of lignin biosynthesis. More recently, researchers are attempting to strategically design plants for increased degradability by incorporating monomers that lead to a lower degree of polymerisation, reduced… CONTINUE READING
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