Define the following terms:
What do you understand by the term glycosidic linkage?
The oxide linkage formed by the loss of a water molecule between two monosaccharide units is known as the glycosidic linkage.
Glycosidic linkage refers to the linkage formed between two monosaccharide units through an oxygen atom by the loss of a water molecule.
For example, in a sucrose molecule, two monosaccharide units, ∝-glucose and β-fructose, are joined together by a glycosidic linkage
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