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Cell Wall

Submitted by rmirley on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:43

There are three major components of the cell wall. These components are cellulose, hemicellulose, and pectin. Each of these components is made up of different monomers. Cellulose consists of β (1-4) linked D-glucose. Hemicellulose consists of glucose, xylose, mannose, galactose, rhamnose, and arabinose. Finally, pectin consists of α-(1-4)-linked D-galacturonic acid. Of all of these components in the cell wall, cellulose is the most abundant and strongest.