deoxy sugar


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de·ox·y sug·ar

a sugar containing fewer oxygen atoms than carbon atoms and in which, consequently, one or more carbons in the molecule lack an attached hydroxyl group.
Synonym(s): desoxy sugar

de·ox·y su·gar

(dē-oks'ē shug'ăr)
A sugar containing fewer oxygen atoms than carbon atoms and in which, consequently, one or more carbons in the molecule lack an attached hydroxyl group.
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In addition, Murayama (1984) attributed increasing ratios of deoxy hexoses to pentoses [(fucose + rhamnose)/(arabinose + xylose)] to microbial production of deoxy sugars. These ratios increased strongly from the organic layer down to the A horizons, showing the increasing proportion of microbial-derived polysaccharides in the carbohydrate fraction (Figs 4 and 5) with enhanced organic matter decomposition.