African Journal of Biotechnology

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Transcriptional regulatory network controlling secondary cell wall biosynthesis and biomass production in vascular plants

Kannika Pimrote, Yun Tian, Xiangyang Lu


Secondary wall is an abundant component of plant biomass and has a potential to be a renewable resource of bioenergy and biomaterials. It is important to unravel the molecular mechanism underlying secondary wall formation and how it contributes to plant biomass production. In this review, we summarized the potential role of transcription factors (TFs) in secondary wall formation, and prospected to design the future bioenergy crops with high density biomass, low cellulose recalcitrance and lignin content.

Keywords: Transcription factors (TFs), secondary cell wall, plant biomass, NACs, mining yeast binding sites (MYBs)
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