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Tapping new energy from plant fiber: new R&D

| February 9, 2012

In the UK, researchers from the University of Cambridge and Rothamsted Research have discovered a series of genes that will help them to develop grass breeds where it is easier to tap energy in fibrous parts of the plant without risking the plant’s structure. The genetic manipulation revolves around the xylan molecule that makes up plant cell walls and then ability to turn them on and off.

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