Study: Crooked willows release more fermentable sugars

01/22/2013 | EcoSeed.org (Hong Kong)

Researchers at Imperial College London and their colleagues found a genetic marker that makes diagonally growing willow trees release more fermentable sugars, a finding that could have implications for biofuel production. "Our study shows that natural genetic variations are responsible for these differences and this could well be the key to unlocking the future for sustainable bioenergy from willow," one researcher said.

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