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Curr Biol. 2012 Jul 10;22(13):R533-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.05.005.

Plant cell biology: the ABC of monolignol transport.

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  • 1Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin, UMR1318 INRA/AgroParisTech, Saclay Plant Science, INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, Route de St-Cyr (RD10), 78026 Versailles, Cedex, France.


Lignins are complex aromatic heteropolymers that reinforce the cell walls of terrestrial plants. A new study identifies an ATP-binding cassette ABC transporter that pumps a monolignol lignin precursor across the plasma membrane.

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