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Visual Nomenclature for Glycobiology

Visual Nomenclature for Glycobiology

A symbolic nomenclature for carbohydrates in which monosaccharides are denoted by specific colored geometric shapes has been proposed by the Consortium for Functional Glycomics (2005). An example is shown below. This chapter is being slowly updated to reflect these changes.

Figure:CHO symbolic nomenclature

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