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A holistic high-throughput screening framework for biofuel feedstock assessment that characterises variations in soluble sugars and cell wall composition in Sorghum bicolor

Martin, Antony P; Palmer, William M; Byrt, Caitlin S.; Furbank, Robert; Grof, Christopher P. L.

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Background: A major hindrance to the development of high yielding biofuel feedstocks is the ability to rapidly assess large populations for fermentable sugar yields. Whilst recent advances have outlined methods for the rapid assessment of biomass saccharification efficiency, none take into account the total biomass, or the soluble sugar fraction of the plant. Here we present a holistic high-throughput methodology for assessing sweet Sorghum bicolor feedstocks at 10 days post-anthesis for total...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153340
Source: Biotechnology for Biofuels
DOI: 10.1186/1754-6834-6-186
Access Rights: Open Access

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