Plant Cell Physiol 2021 Jul 10. Epub 2021 Jul 10.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.USA.
Mixed β(1,3;1,4) linkage glucan (MLG) is commonly found in the monocot lineage, at particularly high levels in the Poaceae family, but also in the evolutionally distant genus, Equisetum. MLG has several properties that make it unique from other plant cell wall polysaccharides. It consists of β1,4-linked polymers of glucose interspersed with β1,3-linkages, but the presences of β1,3-linkages provide quite different physical properties compared to its closest form of cell wall component, cellulose. Read More