Enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production

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Article on the enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production.

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Shen, Hui; Poovaiah, Charleson R.; Ziebell, Angela; Tschaplinski, Timothy J.; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Gjersing, Erica et al. May 7, 2013.

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Abstract: Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most promising renewable and clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. However, the resistance to accessibility of sugars embedded in plant cell walls (so-called recalcitrance) is a major barrier to economically viable cellulosic ethanol production. A recent report from the US National Academy of Sciences indicated that, "absent technological breakthroughs," it was unlikely that the US would meet the congressionally mandated renewable fuel standard of 35 billion gallons of ethanol-equivalent biofuels plus 1 billion gallons of biodiesel by 2022. We here describe the properties of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) biomass that has been genetically engineered to increase the cellulosic ethanol yield by more than 2-fold.

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  • Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2013, London: BioMed Central Ltd.

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  • Publication Title: Biotechnology for Biofuels
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 71
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Shen, Hui; Poovaiah, Charleson R.; Ziebell, Angela; Tschaplinski, Timothy J.; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Gjersing, Erica et al. Enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production, article, May 7, 2013; [London, United Kingdom]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279693/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.