131. Kuga, S. and R. M. Brown, Jr. 1989. Correlation between structure and biogenic mechanisms of cellulose: new insights based on recent electron microscopical findings. In: Cellulose and Wood -Chemistry and Technology, Ed. C. Schuerch. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. N. Y., 677-688.

131. Synopsis

New techniques in electron microscopy have brought about direct evidence of the unidirectionally oriented, extended-chain structure of native celluloses, as well as detailed knowledge about widely varying microfibrillar morphology. These findings are reviewed and are correlated with the structural features of the putative cellulose synthesizing apparatus in the plasma membrane prospects for further understanding of the mechanism of "biocrystallization" are discussed.

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