62. Brown, Jr. R. M. and D. Montezinos. 1976. Cellulose microfibrils: visualization of biosynthetic and orienting complexes in association with the plasma membrane. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 73:143-147.

62. Abstract

Cellulose microfibril biosynthesis, assembly, and orientation in the unicellular green alga, Oocystis, is visualized in association with a linear enzyme complex embedded in the B face of the plasma membrane. Granule bands of the A face and complementary ridges of the B face are postulated to assist in the orientation of recently synthesized microfibrils. A model for microfibril synthesis and orientation is proposed and correlated with current hypotheses regarding cellulose biosynthesis in higher plants.

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