Project

Systematic identification of aromatic metabolites and their biosynthetic pathways of poplar for the bio refinery.

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biochemistry
    • Plant cell and molecular biology
    • Plant genetics
    • Metabolomics
Keywords
Aromatic metabolism poplar untargeted metabolomics structural characterization
 
Project description

Based on a novel LC-MS based structural characterization method, Candidate Substrate Product Pair (CSPP), the aromatic metabolites of poplar wood and - bark will be characterized. By means of feeding experiments the biosynthetic pathways will also be elucidated. This will result in a thorough knowledge of the secondary metabolism of poplar. In addition this research will deliver an optimized CSPP-method that allows semi automatic characterization of metabolites.