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Alter Plant Cell Wall Structure for Cellulosic Ethanol Production


Cornell inventors identified glycosyl hydrolases (GH) from plant origins that contain carbohydrate binding domains (CBDs) that can be used to modify the structure of crystalline cellulose for more efficient biofuel production.


1) The first identified plant glycosyl hydrolases with carbohydrate binding domains 2) These enzymes address the need for more efficient and cost-effective hydrolysis of plant biomass 3) For transgenic approach it provides advantage of using a plant gene

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