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Using claymation, this video illustrates the process by which plant cells make cellulose microfibrils. Important for the structure and support of the plant, human culture has been forever changed by the development of paper made from these strands of cellulose.
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Temporal and geographic description Photograph taken at the Society for Economic Botany meeting in Chicago, Illinois, 2008.
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General Biology Core Concepts
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Keywords papermaking, plant anatomy, plant chemistry, ethnobotany, hand paper making, paper making, Karen Hall, ethnobiology, open science network, pulp, paperr
Key taxa Broussonetia papyrifera
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Pedagogical Use Description May be best used in the context of an ethnobiology lab, exploring materials used for cordage (of which paper is one). Also can be used in basic botanical anatomy labs as a means of exploring a hands-on perspective of plant material.
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Full Name of Primary Author Karen C. Hall
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Primary Author Affiliation Botanical Research Institute of Texas
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Submitter Name Karen C. Hall
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Rights Karen C. Hall
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice Yes
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Date Of Record Submission 2013-06-18
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2014-08-04 11:41:48
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Date Last Modified 2014-08-04 11:41:48
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