Mannan is a plant polysaccharide that is a polymer of the sugar mannose.[1]

Detection of mannan leads to lysis in the mannan-binding lectin pathway.It is generally found in yeast, bacteria and plants. It shows α(1-4) linkage. It is a form of storage polysaccharide.

See Also

Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS)


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