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Type: Book chapter
Title: Distribution, Fine Structure and Function of (1,3;1,4)-β-Glucans in the Grasses and Other Taxa
Other Titles: Distribution, Fine Structure and Function of (1,3;1,4)-beta-Glucans in the Grasses and Other Taxa
Author: Harris, P.
Fincher, G.
Citation: Chemisty, Biochemistry, and Biology of the (1,3)-B-D-Glucans and related Polysaccharides, 2009 / Bacic, A., Fincher, G., Stone, B. (ed./s), pp.621-654
Publisher: Academic Press
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780123739711
Editor: Bacic, A.
Fincher, G.
Stone, B.
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Philip J. Harris and Geoffrey B. Fincher
Abstract: This chapter reviews the fine structures of (1,3;1,4)------lucans from grasses. The biological roles are discussed in relation to their fine structures and the distribution of the polysaccharide in different taxa. (1,3;1,4)----lucans from the grasses are considered as co--olymers of cellotriosyl and cellotetraosyl residues linked by single (1,3)----inkages, with occasional longer cellodextrin units between the single. Markov chain analysis shows that the cellotriosyl and cellotetraosyl units are arranged at random along the polysaccharide chain. As the knowledge of the synthetic processes of wall polysaccharides becomes more precise and detailed, so the ability to manipulate wall biosynthesis to improve the performance of plant crops and pasture species for applications in human and animal nutrition, biofuels production, and other end--ses of grasses will be enhanced. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved..
Rights: Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-373971-1.00021-2
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