Bezanilla Lab - New Insights into Plant Cellulose Production

The Bezanilla lab has published its findings on the mechanisms used by plants to synthesize cellulose in a current article in The Journal of Cell Biology

Cellulose is the largest reservoir of organic carbon on the planet. It has important economic value as a component of wood, paper, and textile fibers, and potentially as a carbon-neutral energy source. This study provides fundamental new insights into the mechanisms that plant cells use to synthesize cellulose.