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Molecular structure of an hypothetical xylooligosaccharide, where n is a variable number of xylose units.

Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) are polymers of the sugar xylose.[1] They have some utility as a prebiotic. [2][3]

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  1. ^ Vázquez, M.J; Alonso, J.L; Domı́Nguez, H; Parajó, J.C (2000). "Xylooligosaccharides: Manufacture and applications". Trends in Food Science & Technology. 11 (11): 387. doi:10.1016/S0924-2244(01)00031-0. 
  2. ^ Ma, Rui; et al. (2017). "Utility of Thermostable Xylanases of Mycothermus thermophilus in Generating Prebiotic Xylooligosaccharides". Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 65 (6): 1139–1145. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05183. 
  3. ^ Linares-Pastén, J.A.; Aronsson, A.; Nordberg Karlsson, E. (2017). "Structural Considerations on the Use of Endo-Xylanases for the Production of prebiotic Xylooligosaccharides from Biomass". Current Protein & Peptide Science. 18: 1–20. ISSN 1875-5550. doi:10.2174/1389203717666160923155209.