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Microtubules Make Tracks for Cellulose

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Science  09 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5779, pp. 1482-1483
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128903

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Cellulose fibers encircle plant cells and help support the cell and the whole plant. They are laid down in this pattern as they are spooled out by enzymes that track along microtubules in the cell.

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