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  Wool is protein not cellulose
  Posted by: SteveK on Oct-24-12 12:37 PM (EST)
 

FYI, this article mistakenly describes wool fibers as being cellulose coated cells. Thatís wrong. Wool is hair and is thus extracellular. It is made of keratin protein extruded by hair follicle cells, and coated with lanolin, an oily wax.

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  WOOL
  Posted by: wavetamer on Oct-24-12 2:50 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Oct-24-12 3:03 PM EST --

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! That was an oversight since it is supposed to say "cuticle cells made up of proteins and waxy lipids"....A stupid error we are fixing, Sorry and thanks for spotting it!

 

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