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Document Type

Research

Abstract

In most biochemistry text books, stachyose is given as the classic example for a tetrasaccharide. Some books list for a pentasaccharide, verbascose. Stachyose was first described in 1890 by von Planta and Schulze (1), who first isolated it and crystallized it from the rhizomes of Stachys tuberifera, the Japanese artichoke. They described it as a non-reducing trisaccharide, [a]D = + 148°, composed of fructose, glucose and galactose. In 1903, Tanret (2) established stachyose as a tetrasaccharide when he showed that it was identical with what he had named manneotetrose from ash manna (3).

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

226

Last Page

230

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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