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

@article{Oliveira2015FerulicAA,
  title={Ferulic acid: a key component in grass lignocellulose recalcitrance to hydrolysis.},
  author={Dyoni Matias de Oliveira and Aline Finger-Teixeira and Thatiane Rodrigues Mota and Victor Hugo Salvador and Fl{\'a}via Carolina Moreira-Vilar and Hugo Bruno Correa Molinari and Rowan A. C. Mitchell and Rog{\'e}rio Marchiosi and Osvaldo Ferrarese-Filho and Wanderley Dantas Dos Santos},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={1224-32}
}
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 of grass cell walls cross-linking these components. A controlled reduction of FA level or of FA cross-linkages in plants of industrial… CONTINUE READING
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