Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 3 - Self-Quiz - Page 50: 4



Work Step by Step

Both ribose and glucose are simple sugars or monosaccharides. Simple sugars are the most basic of all carbohydrates and consist of two or more hydroxyl groups and a carbonyl group attached to a five- or six-carbon ring. Sucrose is a disaccharide consisting of two monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) bonded together. Starch is a polysaccharide composed of chains of glucose molecules.
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