Diferulate Cross-Links Impede the Enzymatic Degradation of Non-Lignified Maize Walls

Abstract

We assessed the e†ect of ferulate substitution and diferulate crosslinking of xylans on the degradation of cell walls by two fungal enzyme mixtures, one of which contained feruloyl esterase and high xylanase activities. NonligniÐed cell suspensions of maize (Zea mays) were grown with 0 or 40 lM 2aminoindan-2-phosphonic acid to produce walls with normal (17… (More)

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