Macromolecular replication during lignin biosynthesis.

  title={Macromolecular replication during lignin biosynthesis.},
  author={Yi-ru Chen and Simo Sarkanen},
  volume={71 4},
Lignins play a crucial role in the cell-wall architecture of all vascular plants. They are composed of p-hydroxyphenylpropanoid units interconnected through covalent bonds formed during lignol radical coupling between six different pairs of atomic centers. For 50years, the primary structures of lignins have been thought to be random, but for a number of reasons such an assumption is not tenable. For example, it has been reported that, by simple physicochemical means, the rather recalcitrant… CONTINUE READING