Abstract

Further Classification of Carbohydrates

Author(s): Maheshwar Prasad Sah and M. L. Gupta

On the basis of composition, carbohydrates have been classified into euglycans, subglycans and addglycans. Euglycans have been further classified into monoglycans and multiglycans. Multiglycans have been further classified into diglycans, oligoglycans and polyglycans. Subglycans have been classified into monoglycosides and multiglycosides. Addglycans have been classified into proteoglycans and lipoglycans. On the basis of its taste carbohydrates have been classified into saccharides and asaccharides. Saccharides have been further classified into eusaccharides and pseudosaccharides. On the basis of its complexities, carbohydrates have been classified into structural, functional and storage carbohydrates. This proposed classification of carbohydrates would be very useful even in futures.


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