Alpha glucan

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Diagram showing orientation and location of different alpha-glucan linkages.

α-Glucans (alpha-glucans) are polysaccharides of D-glucose monomers linked with glycosidic bonds of the alpha form.

Examples of alpha glucans[edit]

Examples of alpha-glucan molecules with different glycosidic bonds.


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[1] Page that explains alpha-glucan linkages in starch.