oligosaccharide oligosaccharide

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of the carbohydrates that yield only a few monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

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  • A quick test for the Black Death

    Diagnosing the presence of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, may soon be easier than ever before. Scientists have come up with a simple, inexpensive and reliable method of detecting the bacterium. The research team, specialising in glycochemistry and glycobiology, first identified and synthesised an oligosaccharide structure on bacterial surface before combining it with a protein to heighten ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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