Ancient origin of the biosynthesis of lignin precursors

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Labeeuw, Leen; Martone, Patrick T; Boucher, Yan; Case, Rebecca J;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Biology Direct,volume 10,issue 1 (issn: 1745-6150, eissn: 1745-6150)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4455696, doi: 10.1186/s13062-015-0052-y
  • Subject: Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) | Cryptophyte | Algae | Lignin | Evolution | Diatom | Monolignol | Dinoflagellate | Research | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | Rhodophyte | Chlorophyte | Haptophyte
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi | macromolecular substances

Background Lignin plays an important role in plant structural support and water transport, and is considered one of the hallmarks of land plants. The recent discovery of lignin or its precursors in various algae has raised questions on the evolution of its biosynthetic ... View more
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