Studies on the carbohydrate content of milk of the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus).

@article{Messer1988StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the carbohydrate content of milk of the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus).},
  author={M E Messer and Eva A. Crisp and Keith Newgrain},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry},
  year={1988},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={367-70}
}
1. The mean carbohydrate content of six samples of milk of the crabeater seal (a phocid), measured as total hexose, was 1.5 +/- 0.3% (w/v). Ultrafiltrates of the skim milk of these samples had a mean carbohydrate content of 1.9 +/- 0.2%. 2. Thin-layer chromatography of the ultrafiltrates showed that this carbohydrate consists mainly of various oligosaccharides of low chromatographic mobility; lactose and traces of free glucose and galactose were also detected. 3. These oligosaccharides… CONTINUE READING