Additional file 8.

Schematic representation of smooth pectin. The nature of the bonds between the sugar units are noted where they are known. The number of sides on the sugar polygons reflect the number of carbons of the sugar. The first carbon is indicated on all sugars with a 1 to clarify the bond configurations. Carbons are numbered clockwise from the first carbon with the two last carbons of the sugar (hexose or pentose) on the same corner of the polygon. The oligos are hypothetical hydrolysis products and sugars that appear due to the action of exo-acting enzymes. The structure is based on refs. [20,60].

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Andersen et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:313   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-313