Entry from US English dictionary
An enzyme, such as lactase, that is involved in the hydrolytic breakdown of a galactoside.
- If you don't digest beans, try a supplement containing alpha galactosidase, or another carbohydrate-splitting enzyme.
- In this paper, the dynamic behavior of [beta] galactosidase was studied in chemostat cultures of E. coli synchronized with respect to cell division by periodic phosphate feeding at a period equal to the bacterial doubling time.
- The third term accounts for the conversion of lactose to allolactose as well as the hydrolysis of lactose to glucose and galactose via [beta] galactosidase.
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