levan

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levan

[′le‚van]
(biochemistry)
(C6H10O5)n A polysaccharide consisting of repeating units ofD-fructose and produced by a range of microorganisms, such as Bacillus mesentericus.
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When heated past its melting point, sucrose rapidly decomposes into dextrose and fructosan, which further decompose into a variety of compounds that are collectively known as caramel.
Sugar and fructosan composition of the stem bases of several northern-adapted grasses at seed maturity.
Fructose is both a fructosan precursor and a product of carbohydrate catabolism.