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Unformatted text preview: 2) How many molecules of water are needed to completely hydrolyze a polymer that is 10 monomers long? Nine, with one water required to hydrolyze each connected pair of monomers. 3) Name the type of bond present in each of the following: proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides Proteins: peptide bond, nucleic acid: phosphodiester bond, polysaccharides: glycosidic bond 4) Why does a denatured protein no longer function normally? Function of a protein is a consequence of its structure. On denaturation the structure is lost hence the protein is no longer able to function normally. 5) Each phosphodiester linkage in DNA or RNA includes a phosphate joined by covalent bonds to a) two bases, b) two sugars, c) two additional phosphates, d) a sugar, a base, and a phosphate, e) a sugar and a base b)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course BIO 311C taught by Professor Satasivian during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08