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Nanostructure of cellulose microfibrils in spruce wood
The structure of cellulose microfibrils in wood is not known in detail, despite the abundance of cellulose in woody biomass and its importance for biology, energy, and engineering. The structure ofExpand
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Intercellular adhesion and cell separation in plants
Adhesion between plant cells is a fundamental feature of plant growth and development, and an essential part of the strategy by which growing plants achieve mechanical strength. Turgor pressureExpand
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Structure of Cellulose Microfibrils in Primary Cell Walls from Collenchyma1[C][W][OA]
In the primary walls of growing plant cells, the glucose polymer cellulose is assembled into long microfibrils a few nanometers in diameter. The rigidity and orientation of these microfibrils controlExpand
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Structure and properties of pectin gels in plant cell walls
Abstract This review deals with recent advances in the structural characterization of pectins and the gels which they form, in relation to auxin-induced extension growth, the ripening of fruit, andExpand
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Comparative structure and biomechanics of plant primary and secondary cell walls
Recent insights into the physical biology of plant cell walls are reviewed, summarizing the essential differences between primary and secondary cell walls and identifying crucial gaps in ourExpand
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Methyl-esterification, de-esterification and gelation of pectins in the primary cell wall
Abstract This paper deals with the enzymes controlling the extent and pattern of methylesterification in pectins within the primary walls of plant cells. It also reviews the consequences ofExpand
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Microfibril diameter in celery collenchyma cellulose: X-ray scattering and NMR evidence
Cellulose isolated from celery collenchyma is typical of the low-crystallinity celluloses that can be isolated from primary cell-walls of higher plants, except that it is oriented with highExpand
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Macromolecular biophysics of the plant cell wall: Concepts and methodology
Plant cell walls provide form and mechanical strength to the living plant, but the relationship between their complex architecture and their remarkable ability to withstand external stress is notExpand
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Altered middle lamella homogalacturonan and disrupted deposition of (1-->5)-alpha-L-arabinan in the pericarp of Cnr, a ripening mutant of tomato.
Cnr (colorless non-ripening) is a pleiotropic tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit ripening mutant with altered tissue properties including weaker cell-to-cell contacts in the pericarp (A.J.Expand
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Structure of native cellulose microfibrils, the starting point for nanocellulose manufacture
  • M. Jarvis
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A…
  • 13 February 2018
There is an emerging consensus that higher plants synthesize cellulose microfibrils that initially comprise 18 chains. However, the mean number of chains per microfibril in situ is usually greaterExpand
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