Where Is Cellulose Found?

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Cellulose is a long chain of glucose molecules, and it is found in the cell walls of plants, serving as their system of rigidity and support. Learn about the formation of microfibral clusters with help from a science teacher and field biologist in this free video on biology.

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Hi, I'm Brian with ericksontutoring.blogspot.com. Today we're going to discuss where cellulose is found. Cellulose is a, basically a really long chain of glucose molecules. Glucose is created by photosynthesis and to make cellulose, basically just take glucose and you put it inch to inch to inch for a thousands of, of molecules, of individual glucose molecules. As a result, cellulose, forms a really straight chain; but the chain sort of like to group together because of hydrogen bonding and the end result is you get sort of this micro-fibral clusters. Cellulose is found in the cell walls of, of plants and it serves as a system of rigidity and support. It creates this criss-crossing network that gives leaves their, their shape and gives them the ability to stay in a certain position. Without, without cellulose plants leaves and so forth would tend to shrivel up and wont' be able to hold their shape. So that was a brief discussion of where cellulose is found.


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