Oligosaccharides, Biology

OLIGOSACCHARIDES

  1. They are small-sized polymers of monosaccharides having 2 - 6 simple sugars, occasionally upto 9 - 10.
  2. Oligosaccharides are soluble in water, sweet to taste and crystalline in nature.
  3. The successive monosaccharide residues are linked by means of glycosidic bonds (-C - O - C - ).
  4. Smaller oligosaccharides are unbranched.
  5. The larger ones can be branched.
  6. Depending upon the number of monosaccharide residues present, oligosaccharides are called - Disaccharides, Trisaccharides, Tetrasaccharides, Pentasaccharides, Hexasaccharides
Posted Date: 10/9/2012 3:34:00 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Oligosaccharides, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Oligosaccharides, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Oligosaccharides Discussions

Write discussion on Oligosaccharides
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
What are the structures that participate in the human auditory sensitivity? The structures of the human auditory sensitivity are the ears (external, middle and internal), the

Mechanoreceptors - Receptors Mechanoreceptors involve those receptors involved in perception of touch, pressure, tension, hearing, vibration, gravity, muscle tension etc. Th

Disposal : You must always sterilize cultures and contaminated instruments and glassware before disposing them of or before washing-up. Usually, you can do this by autoclaving or

The pH of a solution of 1 M HCl is: Select one: a. 0 b. 0.1 c. 1 d. 10 e. negative 1

What is Placoid scale? Elaborate in detail. Scales characteristic of cartilaginous fish. Formed from the dermis, scale is anchored in that layer by a basal plate composed of de

Explain Basal Metabolism Rate (BMR) - Ageing? From age 25 years, the basal metabolism decreases by about 2 percent for each decade due to the increasing proportion of body fat

what is the classification of vertibrates

GRADIEN T THEORY - It was given by T. Boveri & was supported by M.C. Child. Child called it as metabolic axial gradient theory. According to it, the egg has distinct ani

Pressure Gradient You know that air pressure is the weight of the atmosphere over a unit area of the earth's surface. The average air pressure at sea level is approximately 1 k

biting mechanism in snakes