hemicellulose


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hemicellulose

[¦he·mē′sel·yə‚lōs]
(biochemistry)
(C6H10O5)n A type of polysaccharide found in plant cell walls in association with cellulose and lignin; it is soluble in and extractable by dilute alkaline solutions. Also known as hexosan.
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The cell wall of plants consists primarily of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin polymers, which accounted for 85% of the initial DM, but only 77-81% after 1 year, depending on the initial amount of straw added.
Hemicellulose content was determined according to procedure of Van Soest and Robertson (1985).
Contract award notice: Extraction system for hemicelluloses.
The determinations of extractives and analyses of lignocellulosic materials (lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose and holocellulose) were performed according to the methodology described by Morais et al.
Determination of insoluble dietary fibre compounds: cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin in legumes.
To date, however, little information is available about TMR silage, particularly regarding the extents and causes of starch and hemicellulose degradation in TMR silage during ensiling.
1], was caused by C=0 stretching in the hemicellulose (see Table 2).
NaOH has been employed in the pretreatment of various types of lignocellulosic biomass, straws of wheat and rice for instance, in which a high efficiency of lignin removal and hemicellulose dissolution by cleavage of ester linkages were achieved, with consequent increase of biomass porosity (KANG et al.
The plant cell wall is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, alongside little amount of pectin, protein and dissolvable nonstructural materials, nitrogenous material, chlorophyll and waxes are also present.