Cellulose and Other Natural Polymer Systems

Biogenesis, Structure, and Degradation

  • R. Malcolm BrownJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Biogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. H. M. Willison, A. S. Klein
      Pages 61-85
    3. Werner Herth, Eberhard Schnepf
      Pages 185-206
    4. José Ruiz-Herrera
      Pages 207-223
    5. Nicholas C. Carpita
      Pages 225-242
    6. Gordon A. Maclachlan
      Pages 327-339
    7. Yehoshua Aloni, Moshe Benziman
      Pages 341-361
    8. H. Maelor Davies, Deborah P. Delmer
      Pages 363-379
  3. Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Hiroshi Harada, Toshiyuki Goto
      Pages 383-401
    3. L. H. Sawyer, W. George
      Pages 429-455
  4. Degradation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Desh Pal S. Verma, Vishnu Kumar, Gordon A. Maclachlan
      Pages 459-488
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 511-519

About this book


The concept for a treatise covering selected natural polymer systems was initiated during a national meeting in cell biology in 1978. The challenge to the editor was to organize a book dealing principally but not exclusively with cellulose. A brief background may help to provide the reader with information to understand the reasons for the specific selections within this volume. better During the past decade, we have witnessed significant changes in the sciences as well as the day-to-day life styles of our citizens. It will not be forgotten that during the early seventies, a significant change was to take many Americans by surprise. The oil embargo on The United States caused unexpected shortages of fuels. The long gasoline lines impressed in the minds of Americans that our energy-rich future with non-renewable resources is limited. The modelling of ecosystems, population growth, urban development, etc., have continued to raise our awareness that life on earth, including renewable resources, is indeed fragile. Contrary to popular belief, even wood and wood products are not limitless.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Malcolm BrownJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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