Biology as Poetry: Biochemistry

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Ring Form

Reversible monosaccharide cyclical isomeric structure.

The ring form, also known as the cyclic isomer, alternates with the acyclical or linear form, though in the case of glucose – and not unusual – the cyclic form predominates. The location of ring joining coincides in part with the location of a monosaccharide's carbonyl group.

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