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 (hĕm′ĭ-sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
Any of several branched polysaccharides that are composed of a variety of different monosaccharides and form a matrix with cellulose and lignin or pectin in plant cell walls. It is produced commercially from corn fiber.


(Botany) any of a group of plant polysaccharides that occur chiefly in the cell wall


(ˌhɛm ɪˈsɛl yəˌloʊs)

any of a group of polysaccharides, intermediate in complexity between sugar and cellulose, that hydrolyze to monosaccharides more readily than cellulose.
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cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin content) in sugar cane straw over time were determined in samples collected at the start of the experiment (Day 0) and after 360 days of decomposition using the procedure proposed by van Soest et al.
Grasses had greater NDF, ADF and hemicellulose contents than forbs and shrubs.
In a further step, The hemicellulose is precipitated with an organic solvent.
The liquor 2 was obtained from the dry cashew peduncle bagasse subjected to hydrolysis using 3% sulfuric acid solution for 1 h to remove the hemicellulose fraction in a rotary reactor with nominal capacity of 20 L.
Cellulose was determined by the weight difference between ADF and lignin, hemicellulose by the difference between the NDF and ADF.
As resulted values of lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose contents of selected legumes (mung bean, mash bean, chickpea and lentil) are concerned, these findings are much concordant with findings of Perez-Hidalgo et al.
Some studies demonstrate that starch and hemicellulose degradation do take place during ensiling as their levels in pre-ensiled are higher than those after ensiling [3,4].
The factory would produce cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin which could be used to produce different bioproducts.
Results showed that the fungi used in this study preferentially degraded hemicellulose, followed by lignin, and then cellulose.
Pretreatment of biomass for conversion to 2G ethanol (second generation ethanol) has shown to be challenging because it must eliminate lignin, reduce crystallinity of cellulose, and dissolve hemicellulose, turning the biomass into a feedstock more susceptible to biological and chemical hydrolysis (SARKAR et al.