Structure and morphology of cellulose fibers in garlic skin

  title={Structure and morphology of cellulose fibers in garlic skin},
  author={Maria Raimo},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • M. Raimo
  • Published 14 February 2020
  • Materials Science
  • Scientific Reports
The knowledge of the texture and morphology of cellulose is essential for reliable modelling of cell growth and mechanical resistance of vegetal systems. Microscopic observations on thin layers of the skin of Allium sativum have shown elongated structures (i.e. cellulose fibers) imbedded in a matrix of more or less rounded cells. Examination by an optical polarizing microscope (OPM) has shown an intermittent high and low birefringence along fibers. Transversal regions with a reduced brightness… 
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