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β-Glucans--Brewer's Bane, Dietician's Delight

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1872-1873
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125938

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Identification of the enzyme that synthesizes a polysaccharide in plant cell walls will allow manipulation of grasses to enhance their utility as food, feed, and fuel.