How are deoxyribose and ribose different?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-08-17 13:29:42
2009-08-17 13:29:42

Deoxyribose is a component of DNA which lacks -OH (alcohol group) on the 2' carbon ring

Ribose is a component of RNA which contains -OH group on the 2" carbon ring The main difference between the two is that ribose has an oxygen atom attached to carbon 2.


Related Questions

No. Ribose and deoxyribose are monosaccharides.

Deoxyribose and ribose are both sugars found in living organisms. Deoxyribose is found in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and ribose is found in RNA (ribonucleic acid).

They are not isomers because isomers have the same chemical formula with a different structure. These have different formulas ribose is C5H10O5 and deoxyribose is C5H10O4. Deoxy actually means that oxygen is removed.

A hydoxyl group is present on carbon 2 of the compound in ribose whereas it is not in deoxyribose.

In RNA, there is ribose that replaces deoxyribose.

The sugar is a deoxyribose because it is a Ribose sugar, but it is missing oxygen. Hence, Deoxy, meaning, without oxygen, ribose. Deoxyribose.

D in DNA stands for Deoxyribose. R in RNA stands for Ribose. Deoxyribose is ribose but the 2' hydroxyl group is not present.

Starch is not a monosaccharide; it is a polysaccharide. Glucose, fructose, ribose and deoxyribose are monosaccharides.

Ribose and deoxyribose are both sugars. They have identical chemical structure except that ribose has a hydroxyl group (OH) on carbon 2, while deoxyribose is without an oxygen on carbon 2 (H). Ribose is the sugar component of the structure of RNA (ribonucleic acid) and deoxyribose is the sugar component in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

No, ribose and deoxyribose do not have the same chemical formulas, so they cannot be structural isomers. Deoxyribose is derived from ribose, and has one less oxygen atom, hence "deoxy". Ribose has the chemical formula C5H10O5. DNA has the chemical formula C5H10O4.

Deoxyribose is a ribose molecule that has a hydrogen (H) atom in place of a hydroxyl (OH) group at position 2.Deoxyribose is a component of DNA.Ribose is a component of RNA.Both nucleic acids carry genetic information.

no, DNA contains deoxyribose, and RNA contains ribose

Ribose sugar is in RNA.Deoxyriaose sugar is in DNA.

Technically deoxyribose but a form of ribose nonetheless.

Deoxyribose is missing an oxygen at the second carbon.

Ribose exist in RNA.Deoxyribose exist in DNA.

No. RNA contains the sugar ribose. DNA contains the sugar deoxyribose.

Out of these options: cytidine, phosphate group, ribose Guanine, phosphate group, ribose adenine, phosphate group, ribose cytosine, phosphate group, ribose deoxyribose, phosphate group, thymine deoxyribose, phosphate group, uracil The answer is: deoxyribose, phosphate group, thymine

The 5-carbon sugars, ribose and deoxyribose, are important components of nucleotides. Deoxyribose, which is found in DNA, is a modified sugar, lacking one oxygen atom.

DNA has deoxyribose sugar.RNA has ribose sugar.

Think about it. DNA, RNA. Deoxyribose. Ribose. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). It's in the name. I memorized it by accident in seventh grade. DNA contains Deoxyribose.

Yes, specifically a deoxyribose. The D in DNA strands for deoxyribose.

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.