Structure , organization , and functions of cellulose synthase complexes in higher plants

@inproceedings{FestucciBuselli2007StructureO,
  title={Structure , organization , and functions of cellulose synthase complexes in higher plants},
  author={Reginaldo Alves Festucci-Buselli and Wagner Campos Otoni and C. P. Joshi},
  year={2007}
}
Annually, plants produce about 180 billion tons of cellulose making it the largest reservoir of organic carbon on Earth. Cellulose is a linear homopolymer of β(1-4)-linked glucose residues. The coordinated synthesis of glucose chains is orchestrated by specific plasma membrane-bound cellulose synthase complexes (CelS). The CelS is postulated to be composed of approximately 36 cellulose synthase (CESA) subunits. The CelS synthesizes 36 glucose chains in close proximity before they are further… CONTINUE READING
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