Cellulose. By: Edel Kerins , Joanne Moran and Marc Falconer. What is cellulose?. Cellulose (C 6 H 10 O 5 ) n is a long-chain polysaccharide carbohydrate, of beta-glucose. It forms the primary structural component of plants and is not digestible by humans. Structure of Cellulose. History.
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By: Edel Kerins, Joanne Moran and Marc Falconer
Structure of Cellulose
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Cellulose which is formed by an advanced purple bacterium such as Acetobacter xylinum.
The production of glucose molecules by individual Acetobacter cells. Each cell can produce 108 glucose molecules per hour. The end product is a bundle of sub-microscopic fibrils, this mesh produces a pellicle which cements the mesh together. Pure cellulose is the result.
Cellulose can be imagined as giant carbon “sink”. Carbon incorporated in cellulose can remain there for a long time.
The majority of cellulose in the oceans is produced by unicellular algae or plankton.