Title

The cellulose paradox - simple molecule, complex biosynthesis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2007

Abstract

Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on earth. Despite its simple structure, omnipresence in the plant kingdom, and ever increasing global importance as industrial raw material, the genetic and biochemical regulation of cellulose biosynthesis continues to be unclear. Over the past ten years, the advances in functional genomics have significantly improved our understanding of the processes of cellulose biosynthesis in higher plants. However, for each question answered myriad new unanswered ones have arisen. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Current Opinion in Plant Biology

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