cellulose : Definition, Usages, News and More

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sel yuh lohs

  • n  a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

  • Last week two women scientists explained how plants build the cellulose membranes that form cell walls, a process of vital interest to textile technologists.
  • Take cellulose, the tough, abundant organic molecule that composes the cell walls of all plants.
  • A termite digests cellulose with the help of the swarms of protozoa (one-celled animals) which teem in its guts.
News & Articles


  • George Church in Reuters
    We were expecting them to grow on cellulose and we weren't expecting them to grow on antibiotics,Church said.
  • Samuel Bodman in NewsBlaze
    The challenge is to find ways to go farther and to go faster - we must progress to the next level,said Secretary Bodman. "That means we must accelerate the development and deployment of next generation biofuels, fuels made from cellulose,...
  • Tom Harkin in Forbes
    We're going to be looking at NREL for a lot of research into this and we're going to put more money into research on cellulose conversion,Harkin said.

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