Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology

Selected Articles on the Synthesis, Structure, and Applications of Cellulose

  • R. Malcolm BrownJr.
  • Inder M. Saxena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David R. Nobles Jr., R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
    Pages 1-15
  3. Heather L. Youngs, Thorsten Hamann, Erin Osborne, Chris Somerville
    Pages 35-48
  4. Neil G. Taylor, Simon R. Turner
    Pages 49-61
  5. Kristina Blomqvist, Soraya Djerbi, Henrik Aspeborg, Tuula T. Teeri
    Pages 85-106
  6. Anne Mie Emons, Miriam Akkerman, Michel Ebskamp, Jan Schel, Bela Mulder
    Pages 183-197
  7. Satoshi Kimura, Takao Itoh
    Pages 217-236
  8. Takao Itoh, Satoshi Kimura, R. Malcolm Brown Jr.
    Pages 237-255
  9. Alfred D. French, Glenn P. Johnson
    Pages 257-284
  10. Wojciech Czaja, Alina Krystynowicz, Marek Kawecki, Krzysztof Wysota, Stanislaw Sakiel, Piotr Wróblewski et al.
    Pages 307-321
  11. Jaehwan Kim
    Pages 323-343
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 345-379

About this book


Cellulose: Molecular and Structural Biology is an up-to-date treatise on the most advanced and provocative research into the biosynthesis, structure, and applications of nature’s most abundant macromolecule and renewable resource, cellulose.

Molecular, biochemical, and evolutionary aspects of cellulose biosynthesis are reviewed in a variety of living organisms, including cyanobacteria, eubacteria, (Acetobacter, Salmonella, and E. coli), vascular plants (including Arabidopsis, forest trees, and maize), and tunicates.

Phylogenetic analysis, molecular genetics, and the potential for metabolic engineering are also presented.

Novel structural approaches include the macromolecular structure of the synthesizing units, the terminal complexes as well as the cellulose product in its many forms are also included. Novel applications using cellulose include smart materials, carbonised cellulose, and biomedical applications.

First hand information from the leading researchers distinguishes this work from other books on cellulose.


Allele Biogen Biomaterials Biopolymer Biosynthesis Cellulose Escherichia coli Structure cyanobacteria enzymes genes proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Malcolm BrownJr.
    • 1
  • Inder M. Saxena
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Molecular Genetics and MicrobiologyThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Biological SciencThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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