Definition of "ribose" [ribose]

  • (noun) A pentose sugar, C5H10O5, occurring as a component of riboflavin, nucleotides, and nucleic acids.

Use "ribose" in a sentence

  • "One of the most beneficial mutations, seen repeatedly in separate cultures, was the bacterium’s loss of the ability to make a sugar called ribose, which is a component of RNA."
  • "The energy in your body is stored in packets called ATP as well as phosphocreatine, which are made up of a number of chemicals including a sugar called ribose, adenine which used to be called vitamin B4, and derivatives of B vitamins."
  • "The second part of the first problem involves the production of ribose, one of the constituents of RNA."

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