Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Carbohydrates - Check Your Progress: 3

Answer

Glucose units in cellulose are linked differently than they are in starch or glycogen. This prevents our bodies from digesting cellulose and using it for energy. Cellulose passes undigested through the digestive tract in the form of fiber.

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Glucose units in cellulose are linked differently than they are in starch or glycogen. This prevents our bodies from digesting cellulose and using it for energy. Cellulose passes undigested through the digestive tract in the form of fiber.
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