Alternative structures for Deoxyribose
Note that numbering in the
Haworth structure of Deoxyribose sugar proceeds
clock-wise, with the 5'-C projecting.
This is the numbering system used in molecular biology. The
Fischer structure numbering runs top to bottom, and
is often used in organic chemistry.
describe the importance of each of the Carbon atoms
in the Haworth structure for the biochemistry of nucleic