Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 3 - Self-Quiz: 5


a. Starch, cellulose, and glycogen

Work Step by Step

Starch, cellulose, and glycogen are complex carbohydrates that consist of glucose monomers bonded in different patterns. In starch, a series of glucose monomers form a chain that coils up. In cellulose, chains of glucose monomers stretch side by side and hydrogen-bond at many - OH groups. Glycogen consists of highly branched chains of glucose monomers.
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