Ferulic acid: a key component in grass lignocellulose recalcitrance to hydrolysis.

Abstract

In the near future, grasses must provide most of the biomass for the production of renewable fuels. However, grass cell walls are characterized by a large quantity of hydroxycinnamic acids such as ferulic and p-coumaric acids, which are thought to reduce the biomass saccharification. Ferulic acid (FA) binds to lignin, polysaccharides and structural proteins… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12292

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