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Category:GO:0016161 ! beta-amylase activity

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DAG for GO:0016161id: GO:0016161

name: beta-amylase activity
namespace: molecular_function
def: "Catalysis of the reaction: (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n+1) + H2O = (1,4-alpha-D-glucosyl)(n-1) + alpha-maltose. This reaction is the hydrolysis of 1,4-alpha-glucosidic linkages in polysaccharides so as to remove successive maltose units from the non-reducing ends of the chains." [EC:]
subset: gosubset_prok
synonym: "1,4-alpha-D-glucan maltohydrolase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "beta amylase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "glycogenase activity" BROAD [EC:]
synonym: "saccharogen amylase activity" EXACT [EC:]
xref: EC:
xref: MetaCyc:RXN-1827
is_a: GO:0016160 ! amylase activity


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