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1. Turumtay, Halbay. Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass.

Degree: 2014, Ghent University

The objective of our research was to use the flexibility of the cell wall to its extremes by modifying its composition while avoiding deleterious effects on plant physiology. One of the strategies to achieve this is the heterologous expression of genes coding for cell wall degrading (CWD) enzymes in plants. These can alter the cell wall structure during plant growth and might improve saccharification yield of the lignocellulosic biomass. In this PhD study 29 genes coding for cell wall degrading enzymes (66 different constructs) were introduced in Arabidopsis and one of the enzymes (a galactanase) was studied in detail. Interestingly, galactanase expression improved the saccharification efficiency without causing a dramatic yield penalty. In parallel, an attempt was made to modify cell wall properties by the expression of the A. caulinodans NodC gene in Arabidopsis. The obtained transgenic lines accumulated GlcNAc mono- and oligosaccharides in their apoplast, which influenced the overall cell wall architecture and modified the cell wall properties. Furthermore, since lignin is major limiting factor that affect saccharification yield, reducing lignin content became a potential strategy to improve the saccharification yield. Here, we have generated Arabidopsis lines with an altered PIRIN2 and PIRIN4 expression. The lines had an altered lignin composition, reduced lignin content and an improved saccharification yield. Despite their modified cell wall, no dramatic effect on plant growth and development was detected. Advisors/Committee Members: Gheysen, Godelieve, Vanholme, Bartel.

Subjects/Keywords: Biology and Life Sciences; Cell Wall; Bio-fuels; Cell wall degrading enzymes; Galactanase; Lignocellulosic biomass; Pirin; NODC

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APA (6th Edition):

Turumtay, H. (2014). Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. (Thesis). Ghent University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5750077

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Turumtay, Halbay. “Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass.” 2014. Thesis, Ghent University. Accessed January 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5750077.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Turumtay, Halbay. “Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass.” 2014. Web. 22 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Turumtay H. Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. [Internet] [Thesis]. Ghent University; 2014. [cited 2020 Jan 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5750077.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Turumtay H. Cell wall engineering for better conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. [Thesis]. Ghent University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5750077

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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