Author(s): Prajapati VD, Jani GK, Moradiya NG, Randeria NP, Nagar BJ,
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Abstract Polysaccharides have been finding, in the last decades, very interesting and useful applications in the biomedical and, specifically, in the biopharmaceutical field. Galactomannans are a group of storage polysaccharides from various plant seeds that reserve energy for germination in the endosperm. There are four major sources of seed galactomannans: locust bean (Ceratonia siliqua), guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba), tara (Caesalpinia spinosa Kuntze), and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.). Through keen references of reported literature on galactomannans, in this review, we have described occurrence of various galactomannans, its physicochemical properties, characterization, applications, and overview of some major galactomannans. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Int J Biol Macromol
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques