Hydrolytic Processing Performance Evaluation for next Generation of Transgenic Corn Stover
Thursday, May 1, 2014: 4:50 PM
Grand Ballroom F-G, lobby level (Hilton Clearwater Beach)
Dongcheng Zhang, Amy L. VanFossen, Cindy Zhang, Ryan M. Pagano, Jeremy Schley Johnson and R. Michael Raab, Agrivida Inc., Medford, MA
Agrivida Inc has developed a technology to produce cell wall degrading (CWD) enzymes in planta. The hydrolysis performance from consolidated processing the transgenic plant biomass has shown significant improvement over wild type biomass in terms of sugar production and enzyme loading reduction.  To evaluate the heritability of hydrolytic traits from this type of biomass, the second generations of corn stover from greenhouse and field trials were evaluated using our consolidated process with a low severity pretreatment. The results show a segregation of sugar production from corn stover between transgenic positives and nulls from the same the parent seeds, demonstrating the same hydrolytic trait from in plantaenzyme expression is heritable from one generation to the next.