Diniz, Augusto L.
Ferreira, Savio S.
Margarido, Gabriel R. A.
dos Santos, Joao M.
Barbosa, Geraldo V. de S.
Carneiro, Monalisa S.
Souza, Glaucia M.
Total Authors: 8
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Bioquim, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, Rua Matao 277, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Genet, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Ave Padua Dias 11, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Alagoas, Ctr Ciencias Agr, Dept Fitotecnia & Fitossanidade, BR 104 Norte, Km 85, BR-57100000 Rio Largo, AL - Brazil
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Sugarcane is one of the most sustainable energy crops among cultivated crops presenting the highest tonnage of cultivated plants. Its high productivity of sugar, bioethanol and bioelectricity make it a promising green alternative to petroleum. Furthermore, the myriad of products that can be derived from sugarcane biomass has been driving breeding programs towards varieties with a higher yield of fiber and a more vigorous and sustainable performance: the energy cane. Here we provide an overview of the energy cane including plant description, breeding efforts, types, and end-uses. In addition, we describe recently published genomic resources for the development of this crop, discuss current knowledge of cell wall metabolism, bioinformatic tools and databases available for the community. (C) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Research Network of Computational and Structural Biotechnology. (AU)