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Cellulose microfibrils are synthesized at the plasma membrane by cellulose synthase catalytic subunits that associate to form cellulose synthesis complexes. Variation in the organization of these complexes underlies the variation in cellulose microfibril structure among diverse organisms. However, little is known about how the catalytic subunits interact to form complexes with different morphologies. We are using an evolutionary approach to investigate the roles of different catalytic subunit isoforms in organisms that have rosette-type cellulose synthesis complexes.
Roberts, A.W. Cellulose Microfibril structure: Inspirations from Plant Diversity (2018) IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 130(1), art. no. 012001. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/130/1/012001
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