Senckenberg Lignite: A Lignitized Wood with Apparently Original Cellulose and Lignin

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Science  16 May 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3881, pp. 836-838
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3881.836


A lignitized wood of Miocene derivation has been identified to the genus Taxodium. The cell walls of latewood tracheids are Mäule positive. A structurally intact lignin residue is obtained after incubation of the wood in 72 percent sulfuric acid. Cellulose persists as a structural polysaccharide in the lignitized wood.

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