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Corn's Structure Revised

News   Jan 22, 2019 | Original Story from Louisiana State University.

 
Corn's Structure Revised

It has been previously thought that cellulose, a thick and rigid complex carbohydrate that acts like a scaffold in corn and other plants, connected directly to a waterproof polymer called lignin. However, Wang and colleagues discovered that lignin has limited contact with cellulose inside a plant. Instead, the wiry complex carbohydrate called xylan connects cellulose and lignin as the glue. Credit: Tuo Wang, LSU.

 
 
 

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