Cellulose Microfibrils

Some articles on cellulose, cellulose microfibrils:

Plant Cell Walls - Composition
... In the primary (growing) plant cell wall, the major carbohydrates are cellulose, hemicellulose and pectin ... The cellulose microfibrils are linked via hemicellulosic tethers to form the cellulose-hemicellulose network, which is embedded in the pectin matrix ... by a mechanism called acid growth, which involves turgor-driven movement of the strong cellulose microfibrils within the weaker hemicellulose/pectin matrix, catalyzed by ...
Expansin - Mechanism
... Within the cell wall, this expansion of surface area involves slippage or movement of cellulose microfibrils, which normally is coupled to simultaneous uptake of water ... wall and put the network of interlinked cellulose microfibrils under tension ... By loosening the linkages between cellulose microfibrils, expansins allow the wall to yield to the tensile stresses created in the wall through turgor pressure ...