CEF3 is involved in membrane trafficking and essential for secondary cell wall biosynthesis and its mutation enhanced biomass enzymatic saccharification in rice

Hongrui Jiang, Yan Ren, Junyao Guo, Huijie Yang, Xiaotong Zhu, Wenhao Li, Liangzhi Tao, Yue Zhan, Qi Wang, Yuejin Wu, Binmei Liu & Yafeng Ye
Abstract Background As one of the most important staple food crops, rice produces large of agronomic biomass residues that contain lots of secondary cell walls (SCWs). Membrane trafficking plays key roles in SCWs biosynthesis, but information association membrane trafficking and SCWs formation in plants is limited. Results In this study, we report the function characterization of a rice mutant, culm easily fragile 3 (cef3), that exhibits growth retardation and fragile culm phenotype with significantly altered...
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