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α-GLUCOSE

  • Glucose is a monosaccharide.

  • The chemical formula is C6H12O6 (Hexose sugar).

  • It is a type of micromolecule (molecular weight < 1000 Daltons).

  • It is the main product of photosynthesis and the most common energy source for living organisms.

  • Breakdown to Glucose to release energy is called Glycolysis.

  • Formation of Glucose from non-carbohydrate precursors is called Gluconeogenesis.

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