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Plant cell wall: Never too much acetate

Plant cell walls incorporate a variety of acetylated polysaccharides. In addition to enzymes catalysing acetylation (acetyltransferases), plants could produce enzymes to remove acetyl groups (acetylesterases). Previously, pectin acetylesterases were known and now a xylan acetylesterase has been identified — and it has many surprises.

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  1. Henrik V. Scheller is at the Joint Bioenergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.

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