1. The Plant Biomass

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch1

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) The Plant Biomass, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • plant biomass, possible targets for genetic engineering of plants;
  • plant biomass as biofuel, plant cell wall as plant dry weight;
  • cell wall, metabolically active, cell-to-cell communication;
  • cellulose as forms of seven polymorphs, and interconversion;
  • xyloglucans occurring as types, XXXG and XXGG;
  • xyloglucan binding to cellulose, untwisting xyloglucan backbone;
  • lignification, polymer or polymer–polymer coupling via radicals;
  • lignin biosynthesis via phenylpropanoid pathway


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Structure of Plant Cell Wall

  • Chemical and Physicochemical Properties of the Major Plant Cell Wall Constituents

  • Abundant Sources of Carbohydrate Polymers and Their Monomer Composition

  • Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Wall Polymers

  • Strategies for Manipulating Wall Composition