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Keyword - Cellulose biosynthesis (KW-0135)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of cellulose, a linear polymer of (1-4)-beta-linked D-glucose subunits. It is the most abundant cell-wall and structural polysaccharide in plants and it is also found in some lower invertebrates. Cellulose is the major component of wood and thus of paper. Cotton is the purest natural form of cellulose. As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing and pharmaceutical preparations.

Synonyms

  • Cellulose anabolism
  • Cellulose biosynthetic process
  • Cellulose formation
  • Cellulose synthesis

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

cellulose biosynthetic process [ GO:0030244 ]

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Cellulose biosynthesisBiological process
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