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(Biology) a submicroscopic fibril
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(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈfaɪ brəl)

a microtubule, microfilament, or other fine threadlike cell structure.
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By using all of the tools to study similar bond lines, the combined results have led us to new insights about the wood--adhesive nanoscale interactions in the microfibril and how to design moisture-durable wood--adhesive bond lines.
In addition, the mechanism of PBT microfibril formation was investigated by sampling at three different sites along the extruder.
These analysis techniques can be applied on cross sections along or perpendicular to the fiber axis, and can be used to extract morphological repeat distances which correlate to crystallite and microfibril geometry.
This gene contains 66 exons, is located on chromosome 15q21.1 and encodes fibrillin, an important protein of the extracellular matrix, that contributes to the final structure of a microfibril (1, 2).
Conversely, genes related to matrix metallopeptidases, such as prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 1 (PTGS1), elastin microfibril interfacer 2 (EMILIN2), procollagen-lysine 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 2 (PLOD2), and collagen type 18 alpha 1 (COL18A1) were overrepresented in the "HT-29 signature" (Fig.
Yano, "Comparison of the characteristics of cellulose microfibril aggregates of wood, rice straw and potato tuber," Cellulose, vol.
Shuttleworth, "Fibrillin: from microfibril assembly to biomechanical function," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol.
CNF is a general term for a bundle of cellulose microfibril that is a basic structure substance of plant cell wall.
Chitinases (EC are the enzymes which hydrolyze the [beta]-1, 4 linkages in the insoluble chitin microfibril that are extensively distributed among plants, most fungi, yeasts and some prokaryotes and are required for morphogenesis of cell wall and exoskeletons (4).
Chan, "Microtubule and cellulose microfibril orientation during plant cell and organ growth," Journal of Microscopy, vol.
Juvenile wood is composed of shorter length tracheids (conducting elements) and larger microfibril angles than mature wood [10].