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    Human Inability to Digest Cellulose

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    Cellulose could provide a widely available and cheap form of glucose, but humans cannot digest it. In your own words describe why cellulose cannot be digested by humans. If you were offered a procedure that allowed you to acquire this ability, would you accept? Why or why not?

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    Cellulose is a linear polymer of beta-glucose units joined together through beta-glycosidic bond. In order to break the beta-glycosidic bond, an enzyme known as CELLULASE is ...

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    The solution examines humans inability to digest cellulose.