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Galactan (galactosan) is a polysaccharide consisting of polymerized galactose.[1]

Galactan derived from Anogeissus latifolia is primarily α(1→6), but galactan from acacia trees is primarily α(1→3).[2]

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  1. ^ Galactans at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ Zanetti, Maurizio (1995). The antibodies. Luxembourg: Harwood Academic Publishers. p. 78. ISBN 0-415-28466-X.