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dextran

Edited by Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198608912
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191726804
dextran

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A branched-chain polysaccharide, composed of D-glucose units, that acts as a storage compound in bacteria and yeasts.

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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