Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology

Selected Articles on the Synthesis, Structure, and Applications of Cellulose

Editors: Brown, R. Malcolm Jr., Saxena, Inder M. (Eds.)

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Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology is an up-to-date treatise on the most advanced and provocative research into the biosynthesis, structure, and applications of nature’s most abundant macromolecule and renewable resource, cellulose.

Molecular, biochemical, and evolutionary aspects of cellulose biosynthesis are reviewed in a variety of living organisms, including cyanobacteria, eubacteria, (Acetobacter, Salmonella, and E. coli), vascular plants (including Arabidopsis, forest trees, and maize), and tunicates.

Phylogenetic analysis, molecular genetics, and the potential for metabolic engineering are also presented.

Novel structural approaches include the macromolecular structure of the synthesizing units, the terminal complexes as well as the cellulose product in its many forms are also included. Novel applications using cellulose include smart materials, carbonised cellulose, and biomedical applications.

First hand information from the leading researchers distinguishes this work from other books on cellulose.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Many Paths up the Mountain: Tracking the Evolution of Cellulose Biosynthesis

    David R. Nobles Jr., R. Malcolm Brown Jr.

    Pages 1-15

  • Cellulose Synthesis in the Arabidopsis Secondary Cell Wall

    Neil G. Taylor, Simon R. Turner

    Pages 49-61

  • In Vitro Synthesis and Analysis of Plant (1→3)-β- d -glucans and Cellulose: A Key Step Towards the Characterization of Glucan Synthases

    Vincent Bulone

    Pages 123-145

  • Biogenesis and Function of Cellulose in the Tunicates

    Satoshi Kimura, Takao Itoh

    Pages 217-236

  • Immunogold Labeling of Cellulose-Synthesizing Terminal Complexes

    Takao Itoh, Satoshi Kimura, R. Malcolm Brown Jr.

    Pages 237-255

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology
Book Subtitle
Selected Articles on the Synthesis, Structure, and Applications of Cellulose
Editors
  • R. Malcolm Jr. Brown
  • Inder M. Saxena
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5380-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5380-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 379
Topics