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Unformatted text preview: subunits. Glycogen is the form in which glucose subunits are stored as energy source in animal tissues. In verterbrates, glycogen is stored mainly in liver and muscle cells. Cellulose is the most abundant carbohydrate. It is an insoluble polysaccharide composed of many joined glucose molecules. Cellulose contains beta glucose monomers joined by beta 1-4 linkages. Humans lack enyzmes that digest cellulose. N-acetyl glucosamine subunits, joined by glyosidic bonds compose chitin, a main component of cell walls of fungi and of external skeletons of insects and crayfish....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course BIO 01-119-10 taught by Professor D'arville during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.
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