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Transgenic Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) Targeted for Reduced Recalcitrance to Bioconversion: A 2-Year Comparative Analysis of Field-Grown Lines Modified for Target Gene or Genetic Element Expression

Description: This article discusses the investigation of clones of plants representing independent transgenic events and their respective nontransgenic control lines for biomass yield, carbohydrate composition and recalcitrance to bioconversion via separate hydrolysis and fermentation to yield ethanol.
Date: August 18, 2016
Creator: Dumitrache, Alexandru; Natzke, Jace; Rodriguez, Miguel, Jr.; Yee, Kelsey L.; Thompson, Olivia A.; Poovaiah, Charleson R. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A dynamic model of lignin biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon

Description: This article proposes a dynamic mathematical model that integrates various datasets and other information regarding the lignin pathway in Brachypodium distachyon and permits explanations for some counterintuitive observations.
Date: September 19, 2018
Creator: Faraji, Mojdeh; Fonseca, Luis L.; Escamilla-Treviño, Luis; Barros, Jaime; Engle, Nancy L.; Yang, Zamin K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Combining semi-synthesis with plant and microbial biocatalysis: new frontiers in producing a chemical arsenal against cancer

Description: This article demonstrates the methods of semi-synthesis and biocatalysis that can be used as modules in succession and in different combinations to produce 6,8-dibromogenkwanin, a derivative of the anticancer natural product apigenin.
Date: June 4, 2018
Creator: Gary, Samuel; Adegboye, Janet; Popp, Brian; Cocuron, Jean-Christophe; Woodrum, Brooklyn & Kovinich, Nik
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

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) promoters for green tissue‑specific expression of the MYB4 transcription factor for reduced‑recalcitrance transgenic switchgrass

Description: This article describes the identification and functional characterization of three switchgrass green tissue-specific promoters in endogenous plant tissues as well as in transgenic rice.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Liu, Wusheng; Mazarei, Mitra; Ye, Rongjian; Peng, Yanhui; Shao, Yuanhua; Baxter, Holly L. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Development and use of a switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transformation pipeline by the BioEnergy Science Center to evaluate plants for reduced cell wall recalcitrance

Description: This article provides information on the organization and outcomes of the BioEnergy Science Center Transformation Pipeline, and supplies useful information when developing coordinated, large-scale, multi-institutional reverse genetic pipelines to improve crop traits.
Date: September 14, 2017
Creator: Nelson, Richard S.; Stewart, C. Neal, Jr.; Gou, Jiqing; Holladay, Susan; Gallego-Giraldo, Lina; Flanagan, Amy 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

Editorial: Advances in Plant-Hemipteran Interactions

Description: This editorial discusses sixteen manuscripts which address the physiology and molecular biology of plant-hemipteran interactions at different levels.
Date: September 21, 2017
Creator: Shah, Jyoti & Walling, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Identification of bottlenecks in the accumulation of cyclic fatty acids in camelina seed oil

Description: This article proposes a model for the accumulation of substantial levels of cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) in camelina, and discusses the differences between CPA accumulation in camelina and Arabidopsis.
Date: July 10, 2017
Creator: Yu, Xiao-Hong; Cahoon, Rebecca E.; Horn, Patrick J.; Shi, Hai; Prakash, Richa R.; Cai, Yuanheng et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences