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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1992 Oct;4(5):856-62.

Synthesis, assembly and function of plant cell wall macromolecules.

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Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder 80309-0347.


The plant cell wall consists of a structurally intricate network of polysaccharide and protein whose biosynthesis, assembly and functions are still poorly understood. Recent research has shown how cell wall macromolecules, and fragments thereof, appear to be involved in processes such as cell growth, cell and tissue differentiation and the control of pathogenesis.

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