On-Off Switches for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis

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Article discussing on-off switches for secondary cell wall biosynthesis.

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Wang, Huan-Zhong & Dixon, R. A. March 2012.

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  • Wang, Huan-Zhong Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; University of Connecticut
  • Dixon, R. A. University of North Texas; Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

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Abstract: Secondary cell walls provide plants with rigidity and strength to support their body weight and ensure water and nutrient transport. They also provide textiles, timber, and potentially second-generation biofuels for human use. Genes responsible for synthesis of the different cell wall components, namely cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin, are coordinately expressed and under transcriptional regulation. In the past several years, cell wall-related NAC and MYB transcription factors have been intensively investigated in different species and shown to be master switches of secondary cell wall biosynthesis. Positive and negative regulators, which function upstream of NAC master switches, have also been identified in different plant tissues. Further elucidation of the regulatory mechanisms of cell wall synthesis will facilitate the engineering of plant feedstocks suitable for biofuel production.

Copyright © 2012 the authors. Published by the Molecular Plant Shanghai Editorial Office in association with Oxford University Press on behalf of CSPB and IPPE, SIBS, CAS. http://mplant.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/12/01/mp.ssr098

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  • Molecular Plant, 2012, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 297-303

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  • Publication Title: Molecular Plant
  • Volume: 5
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 297
  • Page End: 303
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Wang, Huan-Zhong & Dixon, R. A. On-Off Switches for Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis, article, March 2012; [Oxford, England]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279696/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.