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Comparison between 10,000-year old and contemporary spruce lignin

Christiernin, Maria; Notley, Shannon; Zhang, Liming; Nilsson, Thomas; Henriksson, Gunnar


Wood from white spruce Picea glauca that had been preserved by rapid burial in lake sediments 10,000 years ago, was investigated and compared to a contemporary reference white spruce wood. The 10,000-year old sample appeared to have an intact primary cell wall and middle lamella, whereas the carbohydrate monomer distribution, and microscopic images showed that the secondary wall was at least partially removed, indicating that this structure had been selectively attacked by bacteria. The Klason...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Wood Science and Technology
DOI: 10.1007/s00226-008-0222-5


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