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…