This book presents an up to date account of current developments in plant polymeric carbohydrates and covers five main areas: their biosynthesis and structure; their rheological properties; their nutritional importance; their industrial applications; and their chemical and enzymic conversion. It is written by experts from around the world, many of whom come from industrial and government laboratories, and provides both exceptionally wide and unusually detailed coverage of the subject. In addition it gives valuable references to the most recent literature and illustrates the latest research findings with a large number of figures. Plant Polymeric Carbohydrates is essential reading for researchers in the food, polymer and biological sciences, nutrition, bioorganic chemistry and biotechnology. It is also an essential acquisition for industrial development laboratories, food manufacturing plants and scientific and technical libraries.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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