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amylopectin

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A polysaccharide comprising highly branched chains of glucose molecules. It is one of the constituents (the other being amylose) of starch.

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maize starch, waxy

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Starch obtained from varieties of maize consisting wholly or largely (99%) of amylopectin, compared with ordinary maize starch with 26% amylose and 74% amylopectin. The paste is...

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starch

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The form in which carbohydrates are stored in many plants and an important dietary constituent. Starch consists of multiple glucose units as either α-amylose or amylopectin; it is digested...

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Z-enzyme

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Enzyme found associated with amylases, that attacks the few β‐1,3‐links present in amylose. Pure, crystalline β‐amylase will convert only 70% of amylose to maltose; it requires the presence...

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