A disaccharide obtained by the hydrolysis of amylopectins, consisting of two d-glucopyranose residues bound in an α1-3 linkage.
[fr. nigeran, a polysaccharide synthesized by Aspergillus niger]
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Other sugars include disaccharides such as maltose, sucrose, isomaltose, turanose, nigerose, melibiose, panose, maltotriose, and melezitose.