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Maltose consists of:

A
β glucose and β galactose
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αglucose and αfructose
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αsucrose and βglucose
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D
αglucose and αglucose
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Solution

The correct option is D αglucose and αglucose

Maltose or malt sugar is abundantly present in germinating starchy seeds. Maltose is a homodissacharide, ie, made up of two similar D-glucose residues, which are linked by α 1,4 glycosidic bond.


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