Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Field and pulping performances of transgenic trees with altered lignification

Gilles Pilate, Emma Guiney, Karen Holt, Michel Petit-Conil, Catherine Lapierre, Jean-Charles Leplé, Brigitte Pollet, Isabelle Mila, Elizabeth A Webster, Håkan G Marstorp, et al. (2002) NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY. 20(6). p.607-612
abstract
The agronomic and pulping performance of transgenic trees with altered lignin has been evaluated in duplicated, long-term field trials. Poplars expressing cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) or caffeate/5-hydroxyferulate O-methyltransferase (COMT) antisense transgenes were grown for four years at two sites, in France and England. The trees remained healthy throughout the trial. Growth indicators and interactions with insects were normal. No changes in soil microbial communities were detected beneath the transgenic trees. The expected modifications to lignin were maintained in the transgenics over four years, at both sites. Kraft pulping of tree trunks showed that the reduced-CAD lines had improved characteristics, allowing easier delignification, using smaller amounts of chemicals, while yielding more high-quality pulp. This work highlights the potential of engineering wood quality for more environmentally benign papermaking without interfering with tree growth or fitness.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
O-METHYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY, CINNAMYL-ALCOHOL-DEHYDROGENASE, LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS, POPLAR, TOBACCO, PLANTS, SOIL
journal title
NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY
Nat. Biotechnol.
volume
20
issue
6
pages
607 - 612
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000175973500028
JCR category
BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
12.822 (2002)
JCR rank
1/130 (2002)
JCR quartile
1 (2002)
ISSN
1087-0156
DOI
10.1038/nbt0602-607
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
153997
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-153997
date created
2004-01-14 13:39:00
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:59
@article{153997,
  abstract     = {The agronomic and pulping performance of transgenic trees with altered lignin has been evaluated in duplicated, long-term field trials. Poplars expressing cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) or caffeate/5-hydroxyferulate O-methyltransferase (COMT) antisense transgenes were grown for four years at two sites, in France and England. The trees remained healthy throughout the trial. Growth indicators and interactions with insects were normal. No changes in soil microbial communities were detected beneath the transgenic trees. The expected modifications to lignin were maintained in the transgenics over four years, at both sites. Kraft pulping of tree trunks showed that the reduced-CAD lines had improved characteristics, allowing easier delignification, using smaller amounts of chemicals, while yielding more high-quality pulp. This work highlights the potential of engineering wood quality for more environmentally benign papermaking without interfering with tree growth or fitness.},
  author       = {Pilate, Gilles and Guiney, Emma and Holt, Karen and Petit-Conil, Michel and Lapierre, Catherine and Lepl{\'e}, Jean-Charles and Pollet, Brigitte and Mila, Isabelle and Webster, Elizabeth A and Marstorp, H{\aa}kan G and Hopkins, David W and Jouanin, Lise and Boerjan, Wout and Schuch, Wolfgang and Cornu, Daniel and Halpin, Claire},
  issn         = {1087-0156},
  journal      = {NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {O-METHYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY,CINNAMYL-ALCOHOL-DEHYDROGENASE,LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS,POPLAR,TOBACCO,PLANTS,SOIL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {607--612},
  title        = {Field and pulping performances of transgenic trees with altered lignification},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt0602-607},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2002},
}

Chicago
Pilate, Gilles, Emma Guiney, Karen Holt, Michel Petit-Conil, Catherine Lapierre, Jean-Charles Leplé, Brigitte Pollet, et al. 2002. “Field and Pulping Performances of Transgenic Trees with Altered Lignification.” Nature Biotechnology 20 (6): 607–612.
APA
Pilate, Gilles, Guiney, E., Holt, K., Petit-Conil, M., Lapierre, C., Leplé, J.-C., Pollet, B., et al. (2002). Field and pulping performances of transgenic trees with altered lignification. NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, 20(6), 607–612.
Vancouver
1.
Pilate G, Guiney E, Holt K, Petit-Conil M, Lapierre C, Leplé J-C, et al. Field and pulping performances of transgenic trees with altered lignification. NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2002;20(6):607–12.
MLA
Pilate, Gilles, Emma Guiney, Karen Holt, et al. “Field and Pulping Performances of Transgenic Trees with Altered Lignification.” NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 20.6 (2002): 607–612. Print.