Triose

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A triose is a monosaccharide containing three carbon atoms. There are only two trioses, an aldotriose (glyceraldehyde) and a ketotriose (dihydroxyacetone). Trioses are important in respiration.

The 1 D-aldotriose is:

 CH=O    
 |       
HC-OH    
 |       
 CH2OH 
D-Glyceraldehyde    


The 1 ketotriose is:

 CH2OH 
 |       
 C=O    
 |       
 CH2OH 
Dihydroxyacetone    

See also


de:Triosen el:Τριόζη eo:Triozo


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