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A carbohydrate which, on hydrolysis, yields three molecules of monosaccharides.



a carbohydrate consisting of three mono-saccharide residues linked by glycoside bonds. Trisaccharides may be of the reducing or nonreducing type; this, along with their monosaccharide content, determines their properties.

Most natural nonreducing trisaccharides are derivatives of the disaccharide sucrose, with residues of various types added to the glucose or fructose residue. The trisaccharides formed by addition of a glucose residue are gentianose and melezitose, respectively. Addition of a galactose residue produces raffinose (the most common trisaccharide) or planteóse, and addition of a fructose residue produces kestose. Reducing trisaccharides (panose and maltotriose) are relatively uncommon in nature.

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COMPOUND CONSTITUENTS MONOSACCHARIDES Monosaccharides Pentoses (5-C sugars) Arabinose Xylose Ribose Hexoses (6-C sugars) Glucose Fructose Galactose Mannose Disaccharides Sucrose Glucose-fructose Maltose Glucose-glucose Lactose Glucose-galactose Trisaccharides Raffinose Glucose-fructose- galactose Polysaccharides Pentosans Araban Arabinose Xylan Xylose Hexosans Starcha Glucose Celluloseb Glucose Glycogen Glucose Insulin Fructose Mixed Polysaccharides Hemicellulose Mixtures of pentoses and hexoses Pectins Pentoses and hexoses mixed with salts of complex acids Gums Pentoses and hexoses Oligosaccharides (c) Fructo- and galacto- Monosaccharide oligosaccharides, units, 3 to 9 (e.
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