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Department of Biochemistry

 
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The Dupree Group have published a new paper in Nature Communications.

 

Professor Paul Dupree and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Communications entitled "Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR". 

Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials.

Author

Stephanie Low; adapted from the University of Cambridge news article

Publication date

21 December 2016