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  • n. Plural form of pentose.


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  • Yeasts have many convenient characteristics, such as the ability to use a wide variety of substrates such as hexoses, pentoses, and hydrocarbons (8; 9); susceptibility to induced and genetic variation (10), ability to flocculate

    Chapter 7

  • This observation has been made in other organisms (11), and the dual activity of the cellulase enzymes would account for the simultaneous accumulation of pentoses and hexoses.

    Chapter 11

  • This observation is particularly interesting, because C. thermocellum will not use the pentoses for growth.

    Chapter 11

  • Candida utilis has been used for alcohol and feed yeast production from paper mill waste because it has a high tolerance for sulphite and can convert both hexoses and pentoses into yeast protein.

    Chapter 5

  • Reciprocal syntheses between different hexoses by isomerization and then between pentoses, hexoses, and heptoses by reaction of degradation and synthesis proved the value of the systematics he had established.

    Emil Fischer - Biography

  • Laevulose and galactose are decidedly inferior in their antidoting action, the pentoses are entirely inactive and none of the disaccharides, other than maltose, has any effect.

    John Macleod - Nobel Lecture

  • Fermentation (yeast) experiments also showed a divergence from the resistant behaviour of the pentoses, a considerable proportion of the furfuroid disappearing in a normal fermentation.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • It was noted at the same time that the colour reaction of the original solution with phloroglucol and hydrochloric acid was a deep violet, in contradistinction to the characteristic red of the pentoses.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Ruff in these researches has realised a simple and direct transition from the hexoses to the pentoses.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The mechanism of this transformation of hexoses into pentoses is not cleared up.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900


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