• Isolation, cloning and expression analysis of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase involved in phenylpropanoid pathway of Erianthus arundinaceus, a wild relative of sugarcane

    7 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    In this study we have cloned and characterized cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase involved in phenylpropanoid pathway which can be utilized for biomass modification for improved saccharification efficiency. The full length gene CAD is of 4 kb containing four exons and three introns, among which the exon 1 and 2 of 88 and 116 bp were conserved with sorghum and Miscanthus CADs. The coding region of CAD was identified with 1098 bp open reading frame , for 365 amino acids. In the PROSITE analysis, a zinc-containing alcohol dehydrogenase signature and an NADP-binding domain motif was...
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