NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team of researchers led by Claire Halpin at the University of Dundee in the UK and Wout Boerjan from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology in Belgium reported in Science today that they have uncovered a previously unknown component of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. They narrowed in on caffeoyl shikimate esterase in part through a co-expression analysis of other genes involved in the process.

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