a single-ring pentose [5-C]
sugar. The numbering of the carbon atoms
runs clockwise, following organic chemistry rules.
Note the absence of
(-OH) group on the 2’ carbon in the deoxy-ribose sugar in DNA
as compared with the ribose sugar in RNA.
Figure © 2010 PJ
Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all
text material © 2010 by Steven M.