Purdue identifies last genes in effort to reduce lignin in biofuels feedstocks

November 24, 2010 |

In Indiana, researchers at Purdue University have discovered the last of 10 genes that are required to manipulate the animo acid phenylalanine which could reduce the amount of lignin in biofuel feedstocks, and therefore produce cellulosic ethanol easier. Scent in flowers can also be increased as well as nutritional value in food crops.

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