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Alpha and Beta glucose

Starch and glycogen are made from alpha glycose while cellulose is
made from beta glucose. Beta glucose is similar to alpha glucose
only the position of the ­OH group is different.

Remember condensation combines molecules and hydrolysis splits


Main storage compound in plants.…

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Same subunits as amylopectin but much more branched
The storage sugar found in animals
Made mostly by the liver & muscles
Stored as granules in the cytoplasmof cells.
Can be quickly hydrolysed when energy supply needed.

Gycogen is the main storage carbohydrate in mammals. It is very similar in structure…


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