Latest Cell wall Stories
Why don't trees "bleed" to death when they are injured?
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it’s generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource.
Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic biomass.
As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.
After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance biofuels.
UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance.
The identification of key proteins in a group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center could help light a fire under next-generation biofuel production.
New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change.
Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists.
Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as "chemical factories".