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Galactosidases are enzymes (glycoside hydrolases) which catalyzes the hydrolysis of galactosides into monosaccharides

If the galactoside is an alpha-galactoside, the enzyme is called alpha-galactosidase, and if it is a beta-galactoside, it is called beta-galactosidase.

Both varieties are categorized under the EC number 3.2.1.

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