[ [ Amylose ] A polysaccharide comprising of long, unbranched glucose chains. Amylose serves as an energy store in green plants, along with amylopectin which together constitute starch. More ]
A [ Polysaccharide ] A carbohydrate molecule comprising of more than ten monosaccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds. They may be linear or highly branched in structure. Enzymatic glycolysis breaks the glycosidic linkages, reducing them into oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides. In plants, the role of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides is either structural or energy storage. In humans, their role is energy storage, More comprising of long, unbranched [ Glucose, D-glucose, Dextrose ] A monosaccharide with the molecular formula C6H12O6. The principle isomer of glucose is D-glucose (dextrose). It is the product of photosynthesis and the building block of a number of important carbohydrate polymers, including cellulose. In animals, glucose is the defining sugar of the blood. It is obtained from directly from dietary glucose, and from the More chains.
Amylose serves as an energy store in green plants, along with [ Amylopectin ] A polysaccharide comprising of highly-branched glucose chains, with a similar structure to glycogen but not as highly branched. Amylopectin serves as an energy store in green plants, along with amylose which together constitute starch. More which together constitute [ Starch ] Any of a group of polysaccharides found in plants that serve as structural material or energy store. Starch exists in higher concentrations in roots and grains and is comprised of 20 to 25% amylose and 75 to 80% amylopectin, depending on the plant source. It is the primary source of carbohydrates calories in the human diet. More.