Identification of Genes Involved in the Degradation of Lignocellulose Using Comparative Transcriptomics.

  title={Identification of Genes Involved in the Degradation of Lignocellulose Using Comparative Transcriptomics.},
  author={Robert J Gruninger and Ian D. Reid and Robert J. Forster and Adrian Tsang and Tim A. McAllister},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Lignocellulosic biomass represents an abundant, renewable resource that can be used to produce biofuels, low-cost livestock feed, and high-value chemicals. The potential of this resource has led to intensive research efforts to develop cost effective methods to breakdown lignocellulose. The efficiency with which the anaerobic fungi (phylum Neocallimastigomycota) degrade plant biomass is well recognized and in recent years has received renewed interest. Transcriptomics has been used to identify… 
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