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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