Russell Washusen

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In response to gravitational stresses, angiosperm trees form tension wood in the upper sides of branches and leaning stems in which cellulose content is higher, microfibrils are typically aligned closely with the fibre axis and the fibres often have a thick inner gelatinous cell wall layer (G-layer). Gene expression was studied in Eucalyptus nitens branches(More)
Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy calibrations was used to predict radial profiles of cellulose content, wood density, cellulose microfibril angle (MFA) and modulus of elasticity (MOE) in 20-year-old plantation Eucalyptus globulus to identify non-recoverable collapse zones associated with tension wood. Radial (cambium-to-pith) wood cores were extracted at a(More)
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