Wood, Marcia
November 2008
Agricultural Research;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p18
Academic Journal
The article states that corngrass may provide insight into methods of extracting greater yields of cellulosic ethanol from corn and other bioenergy crops. The plant belongs to Zea mays, which is the same species as crown grown throughout numerous U.S. farms. Corngrass creates more biomass than conventional corn plants, and it has less lignin in its youthful leaves. The role that microRNA plays within the plant is discussed.


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