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Plants have feelings too
Why Cell Walls?
Cell wall composition determines the quality of plant-based products for:
The key biological questions remain unanswered:
Plant Cell Walls in the Grasses
Grasses are the most important plants for human societies. They:
Cell wall composition determines the quality of most plant-based products used in modern human societies. Nutritional and processing properties of plant-based foods are heavily influenced by wall properties. Fibres for textiles, pulp and paper manufacture, timber products and now, for fuel and bio-composite manufacture, are largely composed of, or derived from, walls. As the largest source of renewable carbon, plant cell walls have a critical future role in providing transport fuels, food security, functional foods to improve human health, and as raw materials for industrial processes.