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Researchers create inside-out plants to watch how cellulose forms

Researchers create inside-out plants to watch how cellulose forms

  Artificially-produced cellulose in cells on the surface of a modified Arabidopsis thaliana plant. Credit: University of British Columbia Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant’s surface. «The bulk of the world’s cellulose is produced […]