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Lyxose is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5.
Additional recommended knowledge
Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature; for example, as a component bacterial glycolipids.
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