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Ellianna Gibbs L6.03

Starch, Glycogen and Cellulose

A polysaccharide found in parts of a plant in the form of small grains.
It forms a large component of food and is the energy source in most diets. Starch is made
up of chains of -glucose monosaccharides linked by glycosidic bonds…

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Ellianna Gibbs L6.03

Feature Starch Glycogen Cellulose
Type of glucose
-glucose -glucose -glucose
Shape of coiled Long chain
molecule Amylopectin: molecules
Test for
presence and
colour which Iodine ­ blue/black Schutze's
indicates a
positive result
Whether found
in animals, plants Plants All animal cells Plants


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