Glucose is a common example of a monosaccharide. Monosaccharides are simple sugars that cannot be broken down into a simpler form. Glucose is a carbohydrate with the formula C6H12O6 and is also known as dextrose or blood... More »

A monosaccharide is a simple carbohydrate that is composed of a single sugar subunit. Monosaccharides do not hydrolyze with other compounds to yield other sugars like polysaccharides and disaccharides do. More »

A common example of a pentose is ribose, which is used by the body as a source of energy. This type of sugar is sometimes supplemented to boost athletic performance, and is also used as a medical treatment for a number o... More »

Glucose is a form of carbohydrate known as a simple sugar, or monosaccharide. Plants produce glucose through photosynthesis, and humans consume it in the form of fruit and corn syrup. Glucose is also known as blood sugar... More »

Glucose is a simple monosaccharide that is used as an energy source for every cell in the human body. It is also referred to as dextrose. Glucose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, as it requires no digestion. More »

An example of sympatric speciation can be seen in the change in the egg-laying habits of the apple maggot, first observed in the early 19th century. The sympatric speciation of the apple maggot fly occurred as a result o... More »

One example of parasitism in the rain forest involves botfly larvae living and feeding off the flesh of the jaguar. This is a parasitic relationship because it benefits only one member, the botfly larvae, while harming t... More »

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