What is arabinose?

Arabinose is a sugar of the pentose class;
obtained from cherry-tree gum, mesquite gum, or prepared synthetically from D-glucose;
used in culture media.

Arabinose is an aldopentose a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group.
For biosynthetic reasons, most saccharides are almost always more abundant in nature as the «D» form, or structurally…

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