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By Jr.; R.M. Brown, Jr.; R.M. Brown; I.M. Saxena

Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology is an up to date treatise at the so much complex and provocative examine into the biosynthesis, constitution, and functions of nature s such a lot ample macromolecule and renewable source, cellulose.

Molecular, biochemical, and evolutionary features of cellulose biosynthesis are reviewed in quite a few dwelling organisms, together with cyanobacteria, eubacteria, (Acetobacter, Salmonella, and E. coli), vascular crops (including Arabidopsis, woodland timber, and maize), and tunicates.

Phylogenetic research, molecular genetics, and the possibility of metabolic engineering also are presented.

Novel structural techniques comprise the macromolecular constitution of the synthesizing devices, the terminal complexes in addition to the cellulose product in its many types also are integrated. Novel functions utilizing cellulose comprise shrewdpermanent fabrics, carbonised cellulose, and biomedical applications.

First hand details from the prime researchers distinguishes this paintings from different books on cellulose.

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