Structure of enzyme that makes plant cellulose uncovered

25 septiembre 2014

The structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose has been uncovered by researchers, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other products and materials. The research also provides the most detailed glimpse to date of the complicated process by which cellulose — the foundation of the plant cell wall and the most abundant organic compound on the planet — is produced.