Cellulose synthase (CesA) genes in the green alga Mesotaenium caldariorum.

  title={Cellulose synthase (CesA) genes in the green alga Mesotaenium caldariorum.},
  author={Alison W Roberts and Eric M. Roberts and Deborah P. Delmer},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  volume={1 6},
Cellulose, a microfibrillar polysaccharide consisting of bundles of beta-1,4-glucan chains, is a major component of plant and most algal cell walls and is also synthesized by some prokaryotes. Seed plants and bacteria differ in the structures of their membrane terminal complexes that make cellulose and, in turn, control the dimensions of the microfibrils produced. They also differ in the domain structures of their CesA gene products (the catalytic subunit of cellulose synthase), which have been… CONTINUE READING