Golgi Apparatus

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What's the difference between hemicellulose and cellulose? Are they synthesized in the same place?


Hemicellulose is a smaller branched carbohydrate which can be made of different monosaccharides, cellulose is made of very long unbranched fibrils composed exclusively of glucose, held together by hydrogen bonding. Hemicellulose is synthesized in the Golgi, cellulose is synthesized in the cytoplasm near the plasma membrane.

 

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