Aldose

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Aldoses are monosaccharides which contains one aldehyde group (-CH=O). They have a general formula of (CH2O)n.

They can come in a variety of lengths for example;

Glucose (6 Carbon), Glyceraldehyde (3 Carbon) and Ribose (5 Carbon).[1]

References

  1. Alberts , B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th ed.). New York, NY, USA: Garland Science. pg.112
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