The investigator who wishes to analyse plant material for its content of cellulose or hemicellulose must first of all be clear in his own mind about the questions which the analysis is expected to answer. It cannot be too strongly emphasised that “cellulose” and “hemicellulose” are normally determined as the resultants of certain sets of operations, rather than as chemically defined species. Homogeneous polysaccharides can occasionally be isolated from the plant cell wall by more specific methods; the relationship of such polysaccharides to the arbitrary fractions obtained by conventional analytical procedures is often extremely complex.


Cell Wall Uronic Acid Galacturonic Acid Polygalacturonic Acid Hemicellulose Fraction 
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