microfibril


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microfibril

 [mi″kro-fi´bril]
an extremely small fibril.

mi·cro·fi·bril

(mī'krō-fī'bril),
A very small fibril having an average diameter of 13 nm; it may be a bundle of still smaller elements, the microfilaments.

microfibril

An extremely thin fibril, or fibre-like strand, which is identifiable only by electron microscopy, and typically composed of glycoproteins and cellulose (for plants) or fibrillin (for animals).

mi·cro·fi·bril

(mī'krō-fī'bril)
A very small fibril having an average diameter of 13 nm; it may be a bundle of still smaller microfilaments.

microfibril

a group of some two thousand cellulose chains massed together in the CELL WALL. Microfibrils are embedded in an organic matrix giving the cell wall great strength.

microfibril

very small fibril within a cell or tissue, made up of bundles of microfilaments

microfibril

an extremely small fibril.
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There seems to be a correlation between the presence of trichoblasts and the subsequent development of a helicoidal cellulose microfibril pattern in hairs derived from these specialized cells (Emons, 1987).
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Physically and anatomically, juvenile wood is characterized by thinner cell walls, larger lumen diameters, a higher S2 layer microfibril angle, shorter fiber length, lower specific gravity, lower transverse shrinkage, higher longitudinal shrinkage, and higher moisture content (MC).
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In softwood species, the tracheid length increases and the microfibril angle of the S2 layer decreases from the pith to the bark, before they are stabilized at almost the same distance from the pith (Hirakawa and Fujisawa 1995).
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