Visualizing lignin coalescence and migration through maize cell walls following thermochemical pretreatment.

@article{Donohoe2008VisualizingLC,
  title={Visualizing lignin coalescence and migration through maize cell walls following thermochemical pretreatment.},
  author={Bryon S Donohoe and Stephen R Decker and Melvin P. Tucker and Michael E. Himmel and Todd B. Vinzant},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={913-25}
}
Plant cell walls are composed primarily of cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignins, and pectins. Of these components, lignins exhibit unique chemistry and physiological functions. Although lignins can be used as a product feedstock or as a fuel, lignins are also generally seen as a barrier to efficient enzymatic breakdown of biomass to sugars. Indeed, many… CONTINUE READING