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Characterization of Laccase Genes from Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L)

A unique feature distinguishing vascular plants from lower plants is the lignification of their xylem cell walls. Laccase appears to be one of the enzymes involved in the final steps of lignin biosynthesis. In order to more fully elucidate the role of laccase in wood formation, efforts were made to clone the laccase genes from sweetgum, a southern hardwood species which is gaining in commercial importance.


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Author(s): Myoung K. Kim, Peter R. LaFayette, Jeffrey F. D. Dean, Scott A. Merkle

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1997

Section: Poster Abstracts

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