hemicellulose

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hemicellulose

[¦he·mē′sel·yə‚lōs]
(biochemistry)
(C6H10O5)n A type of polysaccharide found in plant cell walls in association with cellulose and lignin; it is soluble in and extractable by dilute alkaline solutions. Also known as hexosan.
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Erythritol (n = 2) is accessible through the biofermentation of glucose and xylitol (n = 3) through acid digestion or pyrolysis of hemi-cellulose containing materials, e.
The microbes prodigiously spew out enzymes that efficiently break down the corn fiber's cellulose and hemi-cellulose while producing tiny amounts of ethanol from the resulting sugars.