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Linear Starch Fraction

Linear Starch Fraction. That component of starch (q.v.), designated as amylose (q.v.), which, unlike amylopectin (q.v.), consists of long, unbranched linear chains consisting of as many as 2,000 dextrose (q.v.) units. Except for its total absence in waxy maize (q.v.) starch, it normally makes up 15% to 30% of natural starches.