Twenty-five years ago, Alan Darvill and colleagues described one of the most complex carbohydrates found in nature. Called rhamnogalacturan II or RG-II, it is found in plant cell walls. The carbohydrate is found in all higher plants and it requires a host of different proteins to manufacture. Yet for more than two decades, scientists haven't had a clue about its function.
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