Part 1: Cell Wall Assembly and Function: New Frontiers.
1. Tracheid and Sclereid Differentiation in Callus Cultures of Pinus radiata D. Don: Toward an In Vitro System for Analyzing Gene Function: Ralf Möller, Armando G. McDonald, Christian Walter, Philip J. Harris.
2. Optimizing for Multiple Functions – Mechanical and Structural Contributions of Cellulose Microfibrils and Lignin in Strengthening Tissues: Lothar Köhler, Frank W. Ewers, and Frank W. Telewski.
3. Mechanics of the Wood Cell Wall: Ingo Burgert, Jozef Keckes, and Peter Fratzl.
4. Prediction of Wood Structural Patterns in Trees using Ecological Models of Plant Water Relations: Barbara Gartner.
5. Preparation and Properties of Cellulose/Xylan Nanocomposites: Sofia Dammström, Wolfgang Glasser, and Paul Gatenholm.
Part 2: Probing Cell Wall Structure: Advances in Analysis.
6. Determining Xylem Cell Wall Properties Using Model Plant Species: Lloyd Donaldson.
7. The Temperature Dependence of Wood Relaxations: A Molecular Probe of the Woody Cell Wall: Marie-Pierre Laborie.
8. Rapid Estimation of Tracheid Morphological Characteristics of Green and Dry Wood by Near Infrared Spectroscopy: Laurence R. Schimleck, Christian Mora, and Richard F. Daniels.
9. Potential titles: Characterization of Wood and Wood Composites by FTIR Chemical Imaging/Advanced Analytical Tools for Characterization of Wood: Nicole Labbé, Timothy Rials, and Steve Kelley.
10. Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Diffusion Process of Deuterium-Labeled Molecules in Wood: Satoru Tsuchikawa and H.W. Siesler.
11. Wood Stiffness by X-Ray Diffractometry: Robert Evans.
Part 3: Mesostructure and Applications: Science in Practice.
12. Selected Mesostructure Properties in Loblolly Pine from Arkansas Plantations: David E. Kretschmann, Steven M. Cramer, Roderic Lakes, and Troy Schmidt.
13. Changes of Microfibril Angle after Radial Compression of Loblolly Pine Earlywood Specimens: Chih-Lin Huang.
14. Variation in Kink and Curl of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) Fibers: Brian Via, Todd F. Shupe, Leslie H. Groom, Michael Stine, and Chi-Leung So.
15. Effect of chemical fractionation treatments on silicon dioxide in the cell wall of Oryza sativa: Maria Inglesby, Delilah F. Wood, and Gregory M. Gray.
16. Characterization of Water Soluble Components from MDF Fibers: Armando McDonald, Andrew B. Clare, and A. Roger Meder.
17. Effects of Refining Pressure on the Properties of Individual Wood Fibers: Leslie H. Groom, Chi-Leung So, Thomas Elder, Thomas Pesacreta, and Timothy G. Rials.
18. Wood Structure and Adhesive Bond Strength: Charles R. Frihart.
19. Adhesion Mechanisms of Durable Wood Adhesive Bonds: Douglas J. Gardner.
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