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A microscopic fibre. Plant cell walls contain microfibrils, about 5 nm in diameter, each consisting of some 50–60 parallel cellulose chains that are associated together to form a rod or a flat ribbon. Cellulose microfibrils are arranged in layers at right angles to each other.

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