Is PGAL/G3P, by definition, a sugar?

I know it can be broken down from the sugar glucose in cellular respiration (and can be used to make glucose in photosynthesis), but is G3P aka PGAL, still in and of itself, a sugar?

What defines a sugar then?

If you could provide a reliable citation of a reason why that would be great too, but if not that's still fine.


P.S. PGAL/G3P...Not to be confused with pyruvates, which I made the mistake of saying in another question.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    sugars are monomers in carbohydrates

    thus PGAL is NOT a sugar!

    Source(s): Soc
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