AS biology Glucose table OCR

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Name Structure Function Structure related to function
Alpha glucose Main energy source in animals Makes it soluble so it can be
easily transported
Beta glucose Main energy source in plants Makes it soluble so it can be
easily transported
Starch Energy storage material in plants Amylose- good for storage
Amylopectin- allows enzymes
that break down the molecule to
get to the glycosidc bonds easily
meaning glucose can't be
released easily.
Glycogen Similar to amylopectin but with many Energy storage material in Lots of branches means the
more branches which are also animals stored glucose can be released
shorter. quickly
Compact so easy storage

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Cellulose Unbranched chains of B glucose Makes up cell walls in plants Strong fibres provide structural
glycosidic bonds hydrogen bond support for plant cells
with each other to form microfibrils.…read more

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