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Plant carbohydrates-an overview.

Tharanathan, R. N. and Muralikrishna, G. and Salimath, P. V. and Raghavendra Rao, M. R. (1987) Plant carbohydrates-an overview. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 97 (2). pp. 81-155.

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Abstract

There are several reviews on the chemistry, biochemistry and uses of carbohydrates in general. The scope of the present review is restricted essentially to research done on the plant carbohydrates in India and information available in research journals. Emphasis is placed on the various classes of plant carbohydrates, viz free sugars, water-soluble polysaccharides, starch, pectins, gums and mucilages, hemicelluloses and cellulose. Different aspects of work on these polymers have been covered in a broad sense, such as chemistry and structure, biochemistry, nutrition and processing-modification-application.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gums; Mucilages; Polysaccharides; Starch; Hemicellulose; Cellulose
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 11 Food Biochemistry
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Users 197 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 11:29
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4867

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