Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, obtained from plant polysaccharides such as gums and hemicelluloses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An aldopentose that occurs most often in polysaccharides such as hemicellulose and pectin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sugar of the composition C5H10O5, obtained from cherry gum by boiling it with dilute sulphuric acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystallizable sugar, C6H12O6, prepared by the action of sulphuric acid on arabin.

Etymologies

(gum) arab(ic) + -in + -ose2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If the mixture contains arabinose and the indicator dye, the difference between Ara+ and Ara− is revealed, as if by heating invisible ink: they show up as white and red colonies, respectively.

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  • On the first pulse of arabinose, the E. coli creates a protein called T7 RNAP.

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  • In the counting project, which was published in the journal Science in May, Dr. Collins and his colleagues programmed bacteria to emit a fluorescent protein after being exposed three times to a sugar called arabinose.

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  • The T7 RNAP primes the E. coli to create a different protein, T3 RNAP, when the bacteria are exposed to a second pulse of arabinose.

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  • These polysaccharides made from a variety of sugars, including galactose, xylose, arabinose are found together with cellulose in the plant cell walls.

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  • They are rich in a mucilage, which on hydrolysis yields eight sugars, the pre dominant ones being d-galactose and l-arabinose in the ratio 8: 1.

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  • This was directly established for glucose, lævulose, galactose, and arabinose (2).

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Observations on the pure pentoses -- xylose and arabinose added to dextrose solutions, and then exposed to yeast action -- show that in a vigorous fermentation not unduly prolonged the pentoses are unaffected, but that they do come within the influence of the yeast-cell when the latter is in a less vigorous condition, and when the hexoses are not present in relatively large proportion.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Baker [159] claimed that manno-arabinose, or manno-xylose, formed one of the most important constituents of the coffee-berry substance and yielded mannose on hydrolysis.

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  • Plasmid pVS113 encodes the cheR gene under the control of an arabinose-inducible promoter, and plasmid pVS88 encodes the fluorescent fusion proteins

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