Scientists ID enzyme for making key industrial chemical in plants

Source: Science Daily

Scientists studying the biochemistry of plant cell walls have identified an enzyme that could turn woody poplar trees into a source for producing a major industrial chemical. The research could lead to a new sustainable pathway for making “p-hydroxybenzoic acid,” a chemical building block currently derived from fossil fuels, in plant biomass.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210805115437.htm