Title: Mechanical characteristics of artificial cell walls
Authors: Cybulska, Justyna ×
Vanstreels, Elisabeth
Ho, Quang Tri
Courtin, Christophe
Van Craeyveld, Valerie
Nicolai, Bart
Zdunek, Artur
Konstankiewicz, Krystyna #
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Journal of food engineering vol:96 issue:2 pages:287-294
Abstract: Artificial plant cell walls were produced from bacterial cellulose and cell wall constituents. The artificial cell walls were stored at low, medium and high relative humidity, and then subjected to micro-mechanical tests. From chemical composition and microstructure analysis it was found that, among all artificial cell wall materials produced, the most representative analogue of natural apple cell wall was based on bacterial cellulose supplemented with xyloglucan and pectin. Uniaxial tensile tests revealed that the different cell wall materials differed in their mechanical properties; increasing the humidity during storage resulted in a decrease in the value of the secant modulus. The cell wall model material obtained may be used for the simulation of the effect of external factors on the physical and chemical properties of cell walls. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0260-8774
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
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