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High throughput screening of cell wall composition for biofuel production

We have used pyrolysis Molecular Beam Mass Spectroscopy (pyMBMS) and in conjunction with sugar release data to analyze large populations for changes in lignin, carbohydrates, and recalcitrance of cell wall material. These two techniques can be combined to rapidly test large numbers of individual clones as well as different feedstocks for biofuel production. In addition, the data obtained from these two methods can be used to identify genes associated with lignin and carbohydrate structure using Quantitative Trait Loci studies.


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Author(s): Robert Sykes

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