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hemicellulose

 [hem″e-sel´u-lōs]
a food fiber composed of various sugars, including xylose, glucose, and mannose. Hemicelluloses absorb and retain water in the gut but have little effect on stool size, and are largely digested by gastrointestinal bacteria.

hem·i·cel·lu·lose

(hem'ē-sel'yū-lōs),
Plant cell-wall polysaccharides closely associated with cellulose, for example, xylans, mannans, and galactans.
Synonym(s): cellulosan

hemicellulose

(hĕm′ĭ-sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
n.
Any of several branched polysaccharides that are composed of a variety of different monosaccharides and form a matrix with cellulose and lignin or pectin in plant cell walls. It is produced commercially from corn fiber.

hem·i·cel·lu·lose

(hem'ē-sel'yū-lōs)
An indigestible carbohydrate similar to cellulose, found in a plant's water-absorbing outer layer.

hemicellulose

a polysaccharide associated with cellulose and LIGNIN, found in plant cell walls.
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Generally, grasses had more hemi-cellulose than legumes and forbs (Table 3).
On the other hand, Sultan et al., (2008) indicated that the structural constituents (NDF, ADF, hemi-cellulose and lignin) increased in grasses from early bloom to maturity stage.
According to the results obtained in this research, it was confirmed that cassava and lemon peels present a high potential for removing Hg (II) from synthetic water due to its chemical structure, which is largely made up of biopolymers as lignin, cellulose and hemi-cellulose. Likewise, the presence of hydroxyl and carbonyl groups in the surface of biomasses, which has great affinity to metal ions, was verified.
Erythritol (n = 2) is accessible through the biofermentation of glucose and xylitol (n = 3) through acid digestion or pyrolysis of hemi-cellulose containing materials, e.g.
The microbes prodigiously spew out enzymes that efficiently break down the corn fiber's cellulose and hemi-cellulose while producing tiny amounts of ethanol from the resulting sugars.
Enzymes secreted by rumen microbes are essential for the conversion of cellulose and hemi-cellulose into simple sugars, which are metabolized to volatile fatty acids by rumen microbes.
Various chemical plant characters, such as, crude-protein, nitrogen, neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), cellulose, hemi-cellulose, silica, lignin, ash, total ether, reducing sugars, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and iron were correlated with the population fluctuations of jassid on okra.
Scouring (NaOH concentration [less than] 10%) is a purifying treatment of cotton a-cellulose, removing impurities such as waxes, pectins, hemi-celluloses, and mineral salts.