Pectic Polysaccharides

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Pectins or pectic substances are names of a group of closely associated polysaccharides present in plant cell walls. Due to their anionic nature, pectic polysaccharides are considered to be involved in the regulation of ion transport and may control the permeability of the walls for enzymes. Also they determine the water-holding capacity of the wall
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of food enzymology
EditorsJ.R. Whitaker, A.G.J. Voragen, D.W.S. Wong
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherMarcel Dekker
Number of pages1108
ISBN (Print)9780824706869
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • enzymes
  • polysaccharides
  • pectins
  • cell walls


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