3. Composition and Structure of Wood Cells

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch3

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Composition and Structure of Wood Cells, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035

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Keywords:

  • wood cell composition and structure - carbon, hydrogen and oxygen;
  • elemental constituents of wood - combined into organic polymers;
  • organic constituents of wood;
  • cellulose, synthesized within living cells;
  • hemicellulose, although glucose - primary sugar in photosynthesis;
  • hemicelluloses, branched-chain polymers - in contrast to straight-chain polymer cellulose;
  • new cells, in inside of sheath - becoming new wood;
  • buildup of biopolymers, inner surfaces of cell wall - in a precise fashion;
  • cell wall sculpturing, wood cells - storage of food materials, as parenchyma;
  • spiral thickening in woods - on lumen side of secondary wall

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemical Components

  • Cell Wall

  • References and Supplemental Reading