Biological Molecules

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  • Biological Molecules
    • Lipids
      • Made up of 2 types of molecule
        • Glycerol
        • Fatty acids
          • 1 molecule of glycerol joined to 3 molecules of fatty acids
            • Glycerol
    • Proteins
      • Made up from 20 different sub-units
        • Amino Acids
          • Linked together in long chains which are usually folded up or twisted into spirals
            • Order of amino acids decides its shape.
              • Lots of different orders-
                • Lots of different proteins
      • Order of amino acids decides its shape.
        • Lots of different orders-
          • Lots of different proteins
    • Carbohydrates
      • Glucose and other sugars
      • Starch
        • Polymers of glucose
      • Glycogen
        • Polymers of glucose
      • Cellulose
        • Forms dietary fibre
          • Keep the gut moving

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