D-Xylose is a five-carbon aldose (pentose, monosaccharide) that can be catabolized or metabolized into useful products by a variety of organisms.
There are at least four different pathways for the catabolism of D-xylose: An oxireductive pathway that is present in eukaryotic microorganisms, an isomerase pathway, and two oxidative pathways that are called Weimberg and Dahms pathway are common in prokaryotic microorganisms.
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