rhamnogalacturonanmedical dictionary

<plant biology> Plant cell wall polysaccharide consisting principally of rhamnose and galacturonic acid.

Present as a major part of the pectin of the primary cell wall. Two types known: rhamnogalacturonan I (RG I), the major component, which contains rhamnose, galacturonic acid, arabinose and galactose and rhamnogalacturonan II, (RG II), containing at least four different sugars in addition to galacturonic acid and rhamnose.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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