BIOL201 - Study 5

BIOL201 - Study 5 - Biology 201: Cellular Biology and...

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Biology 201: Cellular Biology and Genetics Fall 2004 Study Guide: Chapter 5 1. Distinguish between macromolecules and polymers, giving examples of each. 2. Define the term monomer giving examples from common organic polymers 3. What type of bond links monomers, and what type of reaction forms that bond? 4. Define the term carbohydrate. 5. What is the atomic composition of all monosaccharides, and what functional groups are present? 6. What are the functions of various polysaccharides - identify specific examples for each function, indicating the type of organism involved. 7. Explain how a simple chain of carbon atoms with H, OH and O groups can provide structural support. 8. What is the most abundant organic compound (in terms of mass) on the planet - and can we digest it? 9. Define the term “lipid”. 10. Describe the structure and function of triglycerides (fats). 11. What effect does the nature of the carbon-to-carbon bonds have on health when fats are consumed? 12. What is the difference between triglycerides and phospholipids in structural terms.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Mechling during the Spring '07 term at Towson.

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