Fructans and fructose?

A.Marchant marchaa at
Mon Mar 13 01:32:56 EST 1995

Could someone please tell me what a 'fructan' is?  
How (biochemically) are fructans converted to fructose?
What are the names of the relevant enzymes?

I cannot find 'fructan' in the Merck Index, or a biochemistry text.  I
suspect that it may be the same as 'inulin', which is a polysacharide
containing fructose.

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	Adam Marchant
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