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Arabinose (pectin sugar) is a monosaccharide widely distributed in plants, usually as complex polysaccharides.

It is found in myrrh, comfrey, aloe vera plant, and others. It is used in culture mediums.

Orten, J. M. and Otto W. Neuhaus. 1982. Human Biochemistry. Mosby Co. St. Louis. 984 pp.

Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 24th edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1982.