D-ribose is the sugar component of ribonucleotides. When forming polymers, these sugars are connected to phosphate groups in the 5' and 3' carbons, enablig the determination of the polynucleotide's direction. C1, on the other hand, is the point of attachment for the different nitrogenous bases.
Reduction of -OH at the C2 in D-ribose leads to the creation of _____ found in the sugar backbone of DNA.
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