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Image Number D1244-1

Chemist Charles Lee inspects a petri dish containing xylan, a component of the hemicellulose in plant cell walls. Bacteria that produce xylanase were streaked onto the dish in a wavy pattern, and the clear areas are where the xylanase is degrading the xylan.


Photo by Peggy Greb.

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