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Pulp Fiction? The Science of Papermaking

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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Resource Group Open Science Network
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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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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
Date Of Record Submission 2013-06-18

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