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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Apr;1(2):179-85.

Plant cell walls as targets for biotechnology.

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Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA. chapple@biochem.purdue.edu

Abstract

Plants are the sources of major food, feed, and fiber products that are used globally. This past year has seen advances in our understanding of the enzymes that modify wall architecture, the cloning of the first cellulose synthase gene, and revisions to the lignin biosynthetic pathway. These discoveries have facilitated the development of new strategies to alter cell wall properties in transgenic plants.

PMID:
10066576
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80022-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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