Biological molecules

All life on Earth shares...
A common chemistry, which provides indirect evidence for evolution.
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What are carbs generally used for?
Used by cells as respiratory substrates; structural components in plasma membranes and cell walls.
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What are lipids generally used for?
Many uses: bilayer in plasma membranes; certain hormones; respiratory substrates.
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What are proteins generally used for?
Form many cell structures; important as ezymes, chemical messengers and components of blood.
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What are nucleic acids used for?
Carry genetic code for the production of proteins; genetic code common to viruses and all living organisms, providing evidence for evolution.
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What is the most common component of cells?
Water.
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