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November 21, 2011

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A fundamental discovery by University of Georgia scientists Melani Atmodjo (left) and Debra Mohnen ( (...more)

The University of Georgia (UGA) discovery changes the way scientists think about how plant cell walls are made and holds implications for biofuels
Wood and grasses, sources of lignocellulosic biomass, are enriched in the tough secondary wall – this new discovery provides a means for modifying pectin to improve the availability of carbon reserves in the plant cell wall for renewable sources of energy.

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.