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G

Genome

The genetic material of an organism.


Glycan

The carbohydrate portion of a glycoconjugate, such as a glycoprotein, glycolipid, or a proteoglycan. Glycans are also referred to as carbohydrates, polysaccharides or sugar moieties.


Glycobiology

The study of the structure, function and biology of glycans.


Glycoprotein

Protein which contain glycans covalently attached to amino acid side-chains.