Category Archives: Switchgrass

Genetic Transformation

Similar to research in tissue culture, genetic transformation of switchgrass has so far been mostly performed with lowland cv. Alamo. Genetic transformation of switchgrass was first reported by Conger’s laboratory (Richards et al. 2001) using a particle inflow gun. Inflorescence-induced calluses were bombarded with a plasmid containing both bar and gfp genes.

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Many Functional Groups

Bio-oil is a mixture of many compounds with different functions groups. Acids, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, ketones, sugars, phenols, gicaols, syringols, furans, lignin derived phenols and extractible terpene with multiple functional groups comprise most of the bio-oil (Mohan et al. 2006; Lee et al. 2008; Guo et al. 2011).

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Crop Modeling

In addition to continuing to collect empirical data, models of switchgrass biomass production are now being used to address many of these questions. Models of bioenergy crops can be split into two distinct types. Correlational or statistical approaches rely on relationships between environmental variables and empirical biomass estimates. In contrast, mechanistic or process-based approaches simulate the actual processes that govern […]

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About the Volume Editors

Hong Luo is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry of Clemson University. He also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Clemson Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs. Dr. Hong Luo received his Ph. D. degree in Molecular Biology at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. His research mainly focuses on plant genomics, gene discovery in […]

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