Contributors

Bernhard Borkhardt Biotechnology Group, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK-1871 Frederiksberg, Denmark Dr. Christopher T. Brett Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Wolfson Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK David M. Cavalier MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA Celine Faugeron Laboratoire de Glycobiologie et Physiologie Vegetale, Universite d'Artois, Faculte Jean Perrin, SP18 Rue...

Primary cell walls composition and biosynthesis

Cellulose is ubiquitous among plants where it constitutes the major polysaccharide of cell walls it is also considered the most abundant biopolymer on Earth (Saxena and Brown, 2005). Cellulose is at the core of plant cell walls, where it serves as a scaffold for the binding of other cell wall components. Because an exhaustive summary of the large body of literature relating to cellulose and its biosynthesis is beyond the scope of this chapter, the reader is referred to excellent recent...