If homogalacturonan were a side chain of rhamnogalaturonan I

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Pectin, an important cell wall component of dicot-yledonous plants, is probably the most complex mac-romolecule in nature. Here, we critically summarize the large amount of data on pectin structure. An alternative model for the macromolecular structure of pectin is put forward, together with ideas on how pectins are integrated into the plant cell wall.

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