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Keyword - Lignin degradation (KW-0439)

Definition

Protein involved in the breakdown of lignin, a polymer of phenylpropanoid subunits found in the walls of plant cells such as xylem and sclerenchyma fibres. It imparts strength to the wall and protects against degradation by microorganisms.

Synonyms

  • Lignin breakdown
  • Lignin catabolic process
  • Lignin catabolism

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

lignin catabolic process [ GO:0046274 ]

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Lignin degradationBiological process
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