Kendall Corbin

Kendall Corbin

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The mechanisms underlying the biosynthesis of cellulose in plants are complex and still poorly understood. A central question concerns the mechanism of microfibril structure and how this is linked to the catalytic polymerization action of cellulose synthase (CESA). Furthermore, it remains unclear whether modification of cellulose microfibril struct...
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We investigated whether Cas9‐mediated mutagenesis of starch‐branching enzymes (SBEs) in tetraploid potatoes could generate tuber starches with a range of distinct properties. Constructs containing the Cas9 gene and sgRNAs targeting SBE1, SBE2 or both genes were introduced by Agrobacterium‐mediated transformation or by PEG‐mediated delivery into pro...
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The aim of this study was to conduct the first comprehensive life cycle assessment and economic analysis on ethanol produced from agave. Compositional and field data from a field experiment in Queensland, Australia was used. Our study shows that ethanol yields from agave (7414 L/ha/year) are comparable to Brazilian sugarcane (9900/L/ha/year) and hi...
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Bacterial cellulose consists of a complex three dimensional organization of ultrafine fibres which provides unique material properties such as softness, biocompatibility, and water retention ability, of key importance for biomedical applications. However, there is a poor understanding of the molecular features modulating the macroscopic properties...
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Background Complex carbohydrates that escape digestion in the small intestine, are broken down in the large intestine by enzymes encoded by the gut microbiome. This is a symbiotic relationship between particular microbes and the host, resulting in metabolic products that influence host gut health and are exploited by other microbes. However, the ro...
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Territory reputation and wine perceived uniqueness are two key factors driving wine consumer’s brand awareness. Wine uniqueness is a complex process that is the resultant of many factors including the soil composition, grape variety, vineyard management, and wine making practices (Figure 1). On this journey, microbes play a central role in making a...
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Epigenetic mechanisms are a key interface between the environment and the genotype. These mechanisms regulate gene expression in response to plant development and environmental stimuli, which ultimately affects the plant'sphenotype.DNA methylation, in particular cytosine methylation, is probably the best studied epige-netic modification in eukaryot...
Technical Report
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The HUNGer consortium is comprised of a multi-disciplinary, multi-national consortium of world leading researchers, with expertise in physiology and nutrition, through to clinical research, public health and agriculture in LMIC settings. The HUNGer consortium was awarded the MRC Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health award in 2018. The HUNGer c...
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During tequila production, up to 75 % w/w of the Agave plant is discarded when leaves are removed from the stem. The discarded leaves represent an extensive amount of unexploited biomass that was used here for bioethanol production in no-input fermentations, where no acid or enzymatic hydrolysis, supplementation of nutrients or standardization of c...
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Plant cell walls are composed predominantly of cellulose, a range of non-cellulosic polysaccharides and lignin. The walls account for a large proportion not only of crop residues such as wheat straw and sugarcane bagasse, but also of residues of the timber industry and specialist grasses and other plants being grown specifically for biofuel product...
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Sorghum vegetative tissues are becoming increasingly important for biofuel production. The composition of sorghum stem tissues is influenced by genotype, environment and photoperiod sensitivity, and varies widely between varieties and also between different stem tissues (outer rind vs inner pith). Here, the amount of cellulose, (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan,...
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Quantitative PCR primers and product sizes. (DOC)
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Morphological and biomass traits for representative grain, sweet and wild sorghum lines. (DOC)
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Genotype, photoperiod sensitivity and cell wall composition data for twelve diverse sorghum lines. (DOC)
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Plant biomass from different species is heterogeneous, and this diversity in composition can be mined to identify materials of value to fuel and chemical industries. Agave produces high yields of energy-rich biomass, and the sugar-rich stem tissue has traditionally been used to make alcoholic beverages. Here, the compositions of Agave americana and...

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Characterization of the floral microbiota of Kentucky native plant species Identification of yeast with potential use for Kentucky's wine, brewing and distilling industry.
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Identification of loci involved in soil rhizosphere microbiota assembly in crops