What are hexoses?

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  1. plural of hexose
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Depending on number of carbons, monosaccharides are called trioses, tetroses, pentoses, and hexoses etc.
For example, fruit pulp of many species contains the disaccharide sucrose and the hexoses, glucose and fructose.
We are still without any evidence as to the possible transition of the hexoses to benzenoid compounds.
There was no measurable incorporation of C into sucrose, hexoses or the raffinose family of oligosaccharides at any stage of the incubations.
These hexoses were taken up and sucrose was synthesized and exported into the hypocotyl.
The temperature coefficient of the fermentation of galactose also differs slightly from that of the other hexoses.

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