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Postby croxxificio » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:45 am

what is the simplest among the monosaccharides? thanks :)
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Postby kolean » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:10 pm

Monosaccharides means just one molecular of sugar. Thus take your pick of glucose, lactose, galactose, mannose, xylitose, for the six carbon sugar, but there is also the five carbon sugar fructose.

define simplest.
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Postby freshbiology » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:59 pm

Glyceraldehyde....or Trioses. These are the smallest or simplest of monosaccharides. Hope it helps.
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