EBI Personnel Directory Geng, Yu

Feedstock Development

Yu Geng

gengyu79@gmail.com

 

 

Program(s)

Pectin Metabolism by Neurospora

Mechanisms used by plants to modify the properties of cell walls during various aspects of growth and development may also provide insights into possible ways of reducing cell wall recalcitrance to enzymatic hydrolysis during bioconversion of plant biomass to fuels. Several studies suggest that there is a link between the cell expansion that occurs during plant growth and cell wall digestibility. We propose to identify and study plant proteins that contribute to cell wall loosing during cell expansion and to determine their impact on cell wall digestibility.