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New insight into how plants make cellulose

New insight into how plants make cellulose

By Dr. phil.nat Thomas Geier, Geisenheim. [CC BY-SA 3.0] Wikicommons
“This work will help us to understand how the cellulose synthase complex works, how plants form cellulose and how they lay it down in the patterns that provide strength and structure to the plant.

A Dundee and Manchester collaboration has found out more about one of the most abundant biological substances on the planet.

Dr Piers Hemsley from the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute, and Professor Simon Turner from the University of Manchester have been studying cellulose - the major structural component in plants.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute