Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Glue' that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers

Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to new research. The study solves a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials.

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