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“Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR”(2016) Simmons, T. J., Mortimer, J. C., Bernadinelli, O. D., Poppler, AC., Brown, S.P.deAzevedo, E.R., Dupree, R., Dupree, P., Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13902  doi:10.1038/ncomms13902

 

“Entrainment by turbulent fountains (2016) Burridge, H. C., Hunt, G.R., Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 790: p. 407-418. doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.16

 

 “The Fluxes and behaviour of plumes inferred from measurements of coherent structures within images of the bulk Flow.”(2016) Burridge, H. C., Partridge, J. L., Linden, P.F., Atmosphere-Ocean, 54(4): p. 1-15. doi:10.1080/07055900.2016.1175337

 

Xylan decoration patterns and the plant secondary cell wall molecular architecture.” (2016) Busse-Wicher, M., Grantham, N.J., Lyczakowski, J.J., Nikolovski, N., Dupree, P. Biochemical Society Transactions, 44(1): p. 74-8 doi:10.1042/BST20150183

 

“Evolution of Xylan Substitution Patterns in Gymnosperms and Angiosperms: Implications for Xylan Interaction with Cellulose.” (2016) Busse-Wicher, M., Li, A., Silveira, R.L., Pereira, C.S., Tryfona, T., Gomes, T.C., Skaf, M.S., Dupree, P., Plant Physiology, 171(4): p. 2418-2431. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00539

 

 “Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis.”(2016) Zhang, Y., Nikolovski, N., Sorieul, M., Vellosillo, T., McFarlane, H.E., Dupree, R., Kesten, C., Schneider, R., Driemeier, C., Lathe, R., Lampugnani., E., Yu, X., Ivakov, A., Doblin, M.S., Mortimer, J.C., Brown, S.P., Persson, S., Dupree, P., Nature Communications, 7:11656 doi:10.1038/ncomms11656

 

An efficient arabinoxylan-debranching α-L-arabinofuranosidase of family GH62 from Aspergillus nidulans contains a secondary carbohydrate binding site.”(2016) Wilkens, C., Andersen, S., Petersen, B.O., Li, A., Busse-Wicher, M., Birch, J., Cockburn, D., Nakai, H., Christensen, H.E., Kragelund, B.B., Dupree, P., McCleary, B., Hindsgaul, O., Hachem, M.A., Svensson, B., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(14): p.6265-77. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7417-8

 

Structural Modifications of Fructans in Aloe barbadensis Miller (Aloe Vera) Grown under Water Stress.” (2016) Salinas, C., Handford, M., Pauly, M., Dupree P., Cardemil, L. PLoS One, 11(7): e0159819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159819

 

KONJAC1 and 2 Are Key Factors for GDP-Mannose Generation and Affect L-Ascorbic Acid and Glucomannan Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.”(2015)  Sawake, S., Tajima, N., Mortimer, J.C., Lao, J., Ishikawa, T., Yu, X., Yamanashi, Y., Yoshimi, Y., Kawai-Yamada, M., Dupree, P., Tsumuraya, Y., Kotake, T., The Plant Cell, 27(12): p. 3397-409 doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00379

 

The molecular basis of polysaccharide cleavage by lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases.” (2016) Frandsen, K.E., Simmons, T.J., Dupree, P., Poulsen, J.C., Hemsworth, G.R., Ciano, L., Johnston, E.M., Tovborg, M., Johansen, K.S., von Freiesleben, P., Marmuse, L., Fort, S., Cottaz, S., Driguez, H., Henrissat, B., Lenfant, N., Tuna, F., Baldansuren, A., Davies, G.J., Lo Leggio, L., Walton, P.H., Nature Chemical Biology, 12(4): p.298-303.  doi:10.1038/nchembio.2029

 

Aspen Tension Wood Fibers Contain β-(1---> 4)-Galactans and Acidic Arabinogalactans Retained by Cellulose Microfibrils in Gelatinous Walls.” (2015) Gorshkova, T., Mokshina, N., Chernova, T., Ibragimova, N., Salnikov, V., Mikshina, P., Tryfona, T., Banasiak, A., Immerzeel, P., Dupree, P., Mellerowicz, E.J., Plant Physiology, 169(3): p. 2048-2063. doi: 10.1104/pp.15.00690

 

L-Fucose-containing arabinogalactan-protein in radish leaves.” (2015) Inaba, M., Maruyama, T., Yoshimi, Y., Kotake, T., Matsuoka, K., Koyama, T., Tryfona, T., Dupree, P., Tsumuraya, Y. Carbohydrate Research, 415: p. 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2015.07.002

 

“Briefing: Super tall timber – Oakwood Tower.” (2016) Foster, R. M., & Ramage, M. H., Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials, 1–5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.16.00034

 

“Super Tall Timber Project: Un grattacielo di legno a Londra.” (2016) Foster, R.M., Ramage, M.H. Legnoarchitettura, 24, p.106-111

 

“Proposal for defining a tall, timber building.” (2016) Foster, R.M.Reynolds, T.P.S.Ramage, M.H.,  Journal of Structural Engineering. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001615

 

  “Ten questions about natural ventilation of non-domestic buildings.” (2016) Carrilho da Graca G. & Linden, P. F., Building and Environment, 107: p. 263-273 doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.007

 

“Impact of aperture separation on wind-driven single-sided natural ventilation.”(2016) Daish, N. C., Carrilho da Graca G., Linden, P. F., Banks, D., Building and Environment, 108, p:122-134.doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.015

 

“The modularaerial sensing system.” (2016) Kleissl, J. P., Linden, P.F. & Statom, N. M., Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33: p 1169- 1184. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0067.1

 

 “Supramolecular Chemistry of Cucurbiturils: Tuning Cooperativity with Multiple Non-Covalent Interactions from Positive to Negative.” (2016) Huang, Z., Qin, K., Deng, G., Wu, G., Bai, Y., Xu, J-F., Wang, Z., Yu, Z., Scherman, O.A., Zhang, X. Langmuirdoi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01709

 

 “The wood from the trees: the use of timber in construction.” (2016) Ramage, M.H., Burridge, H., Busse-Wicher, M., Fereday, G., Reynolds, T.P.S., Shah, D.U., Wu, G., Yu, L., Fleming, P., Densley-Tingley, D., Allwood, J., Dupree, P., Linden, P., Scherman, O.A. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017. 68 Part1: p. 333-359 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.09.107

 

  “Comparison of multi-storey cross-laminated timber and timber frame buildings by in-situ modal analysis” (2016) Reynolds, T., Casagrande, D. and Tomasi, R., Construction and Building Materials Volume 102, Part 2, Pages 1009–1017, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.09.056

 

 “Dowelled Structural Connections in Laminated Bamboo and Timber.”(2016) Reynolds, T., Sharma, B., Harries, K., Ramage, M., Composites Part B: Engineering, 2016. 90: p. 232-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.11.045

 

 “Thermal conductivity of engineered bamboo composites.” (2016) Shah, D.U., Bock, M.C.D., Mulligan, H., Ramage, M.H. Journal of Materials Science, 51(6): p. 2991-3002. doi:10.1007/s10853-015-9610-z

 

 “Why do we observe significant differences between measured and 'back-calculated' properties of natural fibres?”(2016) Shah, D.U., Nag, R., Clifford, M.J. Cellulose, 23(3): p. 1481-1490. doi:10.1007/s10570-016-0926-x

 

 “Damage in biocomposites: Stiffness evolution of aligned plant fibre composites during monotonic and cyclic fatigue loading.” (2016) Shah, D.UComposites Part A,  83: p. 160-168  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.09.008

 

 “Interesting green elastomeric composites: Silk textile reinforced natural rubber.” (2016) Smitthipong, W., Suethao, S., Shah, D.U., Vollrath, F., Polymer Testing, 55: p. 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.08.007

 

“Natural Polymers as Alternative Consolidants for the Preservation of Waterlogged Archaeological Wood.”(2016)  Walsh, Z., Janeček, E.R., Jones,M., Scherman,. O.A., Studies in Conservation, P:1-11 doi: 10.1179/2047058414Y.0000000149

 

 “Surface-Bound Cucurbit[8]uril Catenanes on Magnetic Nanoparticles Exhibiting Molecular Recognition.” (2016) Ren, X., Wu, Y., Clarke, D.E., Liu, J., Wu, G., Scherman, O.A., Chemistry An Asian Journal, 11(17): p. 2382-2386 doi: 10.1002/asia.201600875 

 

 Hybrid organic-inorganic supramolecular hydrogel reinforced with CePO4 nanowires.” (2016) Liu, C., Xiang, G., Wu, Y., Barrow, S. J., Rowland, M. J., Clarke, D.E., Wu, G., Scherman, O.A.,  Polymer Chemistry, 7(42): P. 6485-6489 doi: 10.1039/C6PY01127F 

 

 

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