The importance of being sticky

The composition of the cell walls of land plants allows them to grow upright and gives them a sturdy structure that is essential for living out of water. This is possible thanks to a complex matrix made of cellulose fibrils, proteins and polysaccharides. One of these polysaccharides is called Xyloglucan, and it sticks cellulose fibrils together in a dynamic way. For a while sc...
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An interview with Etienne Laliberté, winner of the Tansley Medal 2016

Etienne Laliberté of the University of Montreal is the winner of the 2016 New Phytologist Tansley Medal for excellence in plant science. Etienne is one of five early career plant scientists shortlisted for the award. The finalists were invited to submit single author reviews, published as Tansley insights in Vol. 213, Issue 4 (March 2017) of New Phytologist. Etienne's Tansle...
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