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(Science: plant biology) plant cell wall polysaccharide containing a backbone of _(1-4) linked xylose residues. Side chains of 4 O methylglucuronic acid and arabinose are present in varying amounts (see glucuronoxylan and arabinoxylan), together with acetyl groups. Found in the hemicellulose fraction of the wall matrix.

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The Fiber Disease

... temperature of 80 degrees C. T. maritima metabolizes many simple and complex carbohydrates including glucose, sucrose, starch, cellulose, and xylan. Through conversion to fuels such as hydrogen, both cellulose and xylan have great potential as renewable carbon and energy sources. T. maritima ...

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