Review and in silico analysis of fermentation, bioenergy, fiber, and biopolymer genes of biotechnological interest in Agave L. for genetic improvement and biocatalysis

@article{TamayoOrdez2018ReviewAI,
  title={Review and in silico analysis of fermentation, bioenergy, fiber, and biopolymer genes of biotechnological interest in Agave L. for genetic improvement and biocatalysis},
  author={M. Tamayo-Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and B. Ayil-Guti{\'e}rrez and Y. Tamayo-Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and L. Rodr{\'i}guez-Zapata and M. Monforte-Gonz{\'a}lez and E. A. De la Cruz-Arguijo and M. J. Garc{\'i}a-Castillo and L. S{\'a}nchez-Teyer},
  journal={Biotechnology Progress},
  year={2018},
  volume={34}
}
Several of the over 200 known species of Agave L. are currently used for production of distilled beverages and biopolymers. The plants live in a wide range of stressful environments as a result of their resistance to abiotic stress (drought, salinity, and extreme temperature) and pathogens, which gives the genus potential for germplasm conservation and biotechnological applications that may minimize economic losses as a result of the global climate change. However, the limited knowledge in the… Expand
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