Unformatted text preview: plants play a crucial role in development, signal transduction, and response to environmental factors, including microbial pathogens and insects. The most known hemicellulose of primary plant cell walls is the Xyloglucan (XG). XG’s job is to bind and cross-link cellulose microfibrils. That basically means that XG is in control of cell growth of the cell wall. Several legumes like guar and fenugreek deposit galactomannans as storage polysaccharides. The put the polysaccharide sin the walls of their seed endosperms. Galactomannans is similar to XG in that in Galactomannans galactose replaces xylose like in XG mannose replaces glucose. Plants possess both N and O glycans and the ighway top the N-glycans is very conserved. In the end cell wall biosynthesis is very important to the understanding of plant development. This interest is spreading due to the increasing evidence that cell wall mediate cellular interactions....
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- Spring '10
- Bacteria, cell wall biosynthesis, Processive Glycosyltransferase