Publication 161 161. Shibazaki, H., Kuga, S., Onabe, F., and R. M. Brown, Jr. 1994. Mechanism of chain folding in bacterial cellulose. Proc. Inter. Symp. Fiber Sci. and Tech. p. 190. Publishers. The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan.

161. Introduction

The cellulose microfibril, produced by Acetobacter xylinum in a medium containing glucose, are continuous striated ribbons. Recently, a mutant strain was found that produces anomalous form of cellulose (native band cellulose), which was shown to be cellulose II existing in the form of a folded-chain structure. This paper presents further characterization of native band material by acid hydrolysis, transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.

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