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Abstract

The workshop reported in this volume is one of a series under the Concerted Action Programme COST 84-bis, entitled 'Use of lignocellulose containing by-products and other plant residues for animal feeding'. Since COST 84-bis was established there has been a major shift of emphasis in agricultural research in Europe, with the development of alternative uses for crops and their by-products becoming a priority issue. Development of strategies for the use of plant residues with a high cell wall content is dependent on a knowledge of cell wall structure and organisation and of how the structure relates to the behaviour of the wall during mechanical, chemical or biological processing. Progress in cell wall research has been greatly facilitated by the substantial developments in methods of instrumental analysis that have occurred during the last decade. Plant tissues can now be examined in far greater detail and far more rapidly than was hitherto possible, often without the need for extraction or modification of the cell wall or its component polymers. The papers included in this book serve to introduce many of the major techniques. They show how such methods may contribute to a better understanding of the use of plant cell walls as a resource, not only for animal feed, but as a raw material for a wide range of industrial processes.

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Authors: CHESSON A, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland (GB);ORSKOV E R (EDITORS), Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11942 EN (1989) 170 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-376-2
Record Number: 198910953 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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