Project: Engineering structure and properties of poplar hemicelluloses

The aim is to develop novel analytical and biotechnological tools for breeding of high value trees. The project will focus on hemicelluloses, in particular xylan in poplar, and contributes to the objectives of the WoodWisdom-Net programme by 1) resulting in new valuable know-how on the contribution of hemicelluloses to cell wall properties in poplar and by 2) developing and implementing new techniques for characterization of wood fibers.

Acronym HemiPop
Duration 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2010
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Network WOODWISDOM-NET
Call JC1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Umeå Plant Science Centre Sweden
Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
University of Helsinki Coordinator Finland
French National Institute for Agricultural Research France