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Curr Biol. 2001 Mar 20;11(6):R213-6.

Cellulose: how many cellulose synthases to make a plant?

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MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Room 110 Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA. perrinr1@pilot.msu.edu

Abstract

Many questions remain about the biosynthesis of cellulose, the major plant cell wall component, not least of which is why plants have so many genes for the cellulose synthase catalytic subunit. Perhaps multiple isoforms of cellulose synthase are needed in the same cell for the formation of functional dimeric complexes.

PMID:
11301265
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00108-7
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