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Multi-site genetic modification of monolignol biosynthesis in alfalfa (Medicago sativa): effects on lignin composition in specific cell types

Description: Article on multi-site genetic modification of monolignol biosynthesis in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and the effects on lignin composition in specific cell types.
Date: March 2, 2008
Creator: Nakashima, Jin; Chen, Fang; Jackson, Lisa A.; Shadle, Gail L. & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Supplementary materials: Improving saccharification efficiency of alfalfa stems through modification of the terminal stages of monolignol biosynthesis

Description: Supplementary materials accompanying an article on improving saccharification efficiency of alfalfa stems through modification of the terminal stages of monolignol biosynthesis.
Date: September 27, 2008
Creator: Jackson, Lisa A.; Shadle, Gail L.; Zhou, Rui; Nakashima, Jin; Chen, Fang & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Structural and compositional modifications in lignin of transgenic alfalfa down-regulated in caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase and caffeoyl coenzyme A 3-O-methyltransferase

Description: Article on the structural and compositional modifications in lignin of transgenic alfalfa down-regulated in caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase and caffeoyl coenzyme A 3-O-methyltransferase.
Date: July 8, 2002
Creator: Marita, Jane M.; Ralph, John; Hatfield, Ronald D.; Guo, Dianjing; Chen, Fang & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Mutation of WRKY transcription factors initiates pith secondary wall formation and increases stem biomass in dicotyledonous plants

Description: Article discussing how the mutation of WRKY transcription factors initiates pith secondary wall formation and increases stem biomass in dicotyledonous plants.
Date: December 21, 2010
Creator: Wang, Huan-Zhong; Avci, Utku; Nakashima, Jin; Hahn, Michael G.; Chen, Fang & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A deep transcriptomic analysis of pod development in the vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia)

Description: This research article describes very large gene sequence datasets from vanilla pods at different times of development, representing different tissue types, including the seeds, hairs, and placental and mesocarp tissues within the pod.
Date: November 7, 2014
Creator: Rao, Xiaolan; Krom, Nick; Tang, Yuhong; Widiez, Thomas; Havkin-Frenkel, Daphna; Belanger, Faith C. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Phenylpropanoid compounds and disease resistance in transgenic tobacco with altered expression of L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase

Description: Article on phenylpropanoid compounds and disease resistance in transgenic tobacco with altered expression of L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase.
Date: November 22, 2002
Creator: Shadle, Gail L.; Wesley, S. Varsha; Korth, Kenneth L.; Chen, Fang; Lamb, Christopher J. & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Multi-site genetic modulation of monolignol biosynthesis suggests new routes for formation of syringyl lignin and wall-bound ferulic acid in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

Description: Article on multi-site genetic modulation of monolignol biosynthesis suggests new routes for formation of syringyl lignin and wall-bound ferulic acid in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).
Date: August 30, 2006
Creator: Chen, Fang; Reddy, M. S. Srinivasa; Temple, Stephen; Jackson, Lisa A.; Shadle, Gail L. & Dixon, R. A.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A new method for isolating large quantities of Arabidopsis trichomes for transcriptome, cell wall and other types of analyses

Description: Article on a new method for isolating large quantities of Arabidopsis trichomes for transcriptome, cell wall and other types of analyses.
Date: November 2008
Creator: Marks, M. David; Betancur, Lissete; Gilding, Edward; Chen, Fang; Bauer, Stefan; Wenger, Jonathan P. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Improved forage digestibility of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) by transgenic down-regulation of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase

Description: Article on improved forage digestibility of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) by transgenic down-regulation of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase.
Date: September 19, 2003
Creator: Chen, Lei; Auh, Chung-Kyoon; Dowling, Paul; Bell, Jeremy; Chen, Fang; Hopkins, Andrew et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Dynamic changes in transcriptome and cell wall composition underlying brassinosteroid‑mediated lignification of switchgrass suspension cells

Description: This article provides an overview of the dynamic compositional changes during brassinosteroid-induced cell wall remodeling, and identifies candidate genes for future plant genetic engineering to overcome cell wall recalcitrance.
Date: August 8, 2017
Creator: Rao, Xiaolan; Shen, Hui; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Hahn, Michael G.; Gelineo-Albersheim, Ivana; Mohnen, Debra et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

An “ideal lignin” facilitates full biomass utilization

Description: This article describes the ideal nature of the Catechyl lignin (C-lignin) via a revised compositional characterization of the vanilla seed coat fiber, new features of the C-lignin's reactivity and stability, and successful attempts at converting it to monomers in near-quantitative yields.
Date: September 28, 2018
Creator: Li, Yanding; Shuai, Li; Kim, Hoon; Hussain Motagamwala, Ali; Mobley, Justin K.; Yue, Fengxia et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Loss of function of folylpolyglutamate synthetase 1 reduces lignin content and improves cell wall digestibility in Arabidopsis

Description: This article observes genetic and biochemical support for the importance of folylpolyglutamates in the lignocellulosic pathway and reinforces previous observations that targeting a single FPGS isoform for down-regulation leads to reduced lignin in plants.
Date: December 21, 2015
Creator: Srivastava, Avinash C.; Chen, Fang; Ray, Tui; Pattahil, Sivakumar; Peña, Maria J.; Avci, Utku et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Field-grown transgenic switchgras (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology, and carbon storage potential

Description: This article describes a study to evaluate effects of two independent lines of caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) downregulated switchgrass plants on soils in terms of chemistry, microbiolgy, and carbon cycling when grown in the field.
Date: September 22, 2016
Creator: DeBruyn, Jennifer M.; Bevard, David A.; Essington, Michael E.; McKnight, Julie Y.; Schaeffer, Sean M.; Baxter, Holly L. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences