Galactose

    Galactose (from the Greek stem γάλακτ– galakt–, “milk”), sometimes abbreviated Gal, is a monosaccharide sugar that is less sweet than glucose. It is a C-4 epimer of glucose. Galactan is a polymer of the sugar galactose found in hemicellulose. Galactan can be converted to galactose by hydrolysis.

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