Polysaccharide

(Seeberger 2015-2017) A polysaccharides is a glycan with more than 20 monosaccharide units and connected by glycosidic bonds. Polysaccharides can be linear or branched. Similar to amino acids and protein or nucleic acids and nucleotides, monosaccharides relate to oligo- and polysaccharides as their single-unit building blocks.