Whistler, Roy L. Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Daniel, James R. Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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A group of polysaccharides occurring in the cell walls and intercellular layers of all land plants. They are extractable with hot water, dilute acid, or ammonium oxalate solutions. Pectins are precipitated from aqueous solution by alcohol and are commercially used for their excellent gel-forming ability.
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