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A crystalline monosaccharide, C5H10O5, that is a component of most hemicelluloses in plants. Also called wood sugar.


(ˈzaɪləʊz; -ləʊs)
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline dextrorotatory sugar found in the form of xylan in wood and straw. It is extracted by hydrolysis with acids and used in dyeing, tanning, and in foods for diabetics. Formula: C5H10O5


(ˈzaɪ loʊs)

a colorless pentose sugar, C5H10O5, used in dyeing, tanning, and diabetic foods.
[1890–95; < Greek xýl(on) wood + -ose2]
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Noun1.xylose - a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
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Total non-starch polysaccharide, total arabinose, total xylose and total mannose contents decreased by 46.
It was incapable of growing in the absence of NaCl and did not produce acid from D-glucose, Dmannose, D-fructose, maltose, D-mannitol, rhamnose, sucrose, D-trehalose, D-galactose, cellobiose, Draffinose, xylose, lactose, ribose, arabinose, D-melezitose, D-salicin and aesculin.
Deinococcus bacteria are the only microorganisms that are able to co-assimilate all C6 and C5 sugars1 found in industrial biomass (glucose, xylose, also arabinose, etc.
Altogether 12 saccharides and sugar alcohols (glucose, galactose, fructose, arabinose, xylose, ribose, fucose, cellobiose, glucitol, mannitol, arabitol, and myoinositol) were identified using capillary electrophoresis.
Strain YYBm1 is unable to utilize the expression system's inductor molecule xylose as carbon source, thereby possibly making commercial applications more efficient and less expensive.
Sugars, including dextrose, sucrose and pentoses like xylose are reasonable platform chemicals since they are substrates for most fermentation processes and their sugar alcohols are substrates for hydrgenolysis to glycols as discussed above.
coli if pathogens were recorded as being nonmotile, unable to ferment lactose and xylose, and unable to produce [beta]-D-glucuronidase.
The media such as PDA, NA, AMA, and GAA were sterilized and cooled, and then 1% concentration of the carbon sources like, sucrose, glucose, lactose, mannitol, xylose, maltose and raffinose were added in the above medium.
It is often a challenge to identify Salmonella species in samples heavily contaminated with competing microbiological flora, so Lab M has added new Xylose Lysine Tergito1-4 (XLT4) Agar to its extensive range of products for Salmonella isolation and identification.
Main monosaccharide residues were glucose (ca 55%), galactose (ca 23%), arabinose (ca 12%) and uronic acids (ca 6%), whereas mannose, rhamnose, fucose and xylose were contained only in minor amounts below 3% each.
However, TMC's newly developed yeast is not only highly efficient at fermenting xylose but also highly resistant to such fermentation-inhibiting substances as acetic acid.
Salmonella counts were measured initially and then at 24 hours using xylose lysine desoxycholate agar growth medium.