Mathematical modeling of monolignol biosynthesis in Populus xylem.

  title={Mathematical modeling of monolignol biosynthesis in Populus xylem.},
  author={Yun Jung Lee and Eberhard O. Voit},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences},
  volume={228 1},
Recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass to sugar release is a central issue in the production of biofuel as an economically viable energy source. Among all contributing factors, variations in lignin content and its syringyl-guaiacyl monomer composition have been directly linked with the yield of fermentable sugars. While recent advances in genomics and metabolite profiling have significantly broadened our understanding of lignin biosynthesis, its regulation at the pathway level is yet poorly… CONTINUE READING