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A highly branched polysaccharide of high molecular weight that is one of the two main components, along with amylose, of starches.


(Biochemistry) the major component of starch (about 80 per cent), consisting of branched chains of glucose units. It is insoluble and gives a red-brown colour with iodine. Compare amylose


(ˌæm ə loʊˈpɛk tɪn)

the outer, insoluble component of starch granules. Compare amylose.
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Starch is a polymer of glucose molecules and consists of two kinds of polymers -- amylose which is a straight chain, and amylopectin, which is branched.
Of total dry matter about 60-80% is starch in the form of amylose and amylopectin.
Starch, a complex carbohydrate, is composed of amylose (linear) and amylopectin (branching) molecules (Mojsov, 2012).
Generally, starches with high relative amylose amylopectin are more rigid and resistant to breakage than starches with lower ratio values (ROONEY & PFLUGFELDER, 1986).
The influence of the amylopectin amylase ratio in samples of corn on the true metabolizable energy value for ducks.
4-[alpha]-glycoside linkages of amylose and amylopectin chains, decomposing starch into soluble dextrins and oligosaccharides.
Hydrocolloids, particularly xanthan gum encouraged the formation of gel matrix and this resulted in cross-links between amylose, amylopectin and hydrocolloid chains [21].
1] region in the Near infrared spectra of the [alpha], [beta] and [gamma] cyclodextrins show that the intermolecular interactions taking place between the OH groups in these molecules are relatively less in order than in the carbohydrate polymers like amylose, amylopectin and cellulose.
This native variety of the Chishui River basin is an organic sorghum called "red tassels", which features thick husk, small grain, red color, high content of tannin and amylopectin, and abundant phenolic substances.
The amylose/amylopectin ratio was determined with a Megazyme amylose/amylopectin assay kit (Megazyme International Ireland, Bray Business Park, Bray, Ireland) using the selective quantitative precipitation reaction of con-canavalin A (Con A) for amylopectin (Gibson et al.