02BioMoleculeFQ-1 - FocusQuestions:BioMolecules

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Focus Questions: Bio Molecules 1.  What is a polymer, a monomer?  How are biological polymers synthesized?  How are they  degraded? 2.  What are functional groups and why are they relevant to biomolecules? What are the major  classes of biological macromolecules? 3.  What are carbohydrates? What is a simple sugar and what are their basic structural elements and  differences?  What are the common polymers of glucose? The basic function(s) of carbohydrates  is?  What distinguishes the different polymers of glucose?  Are each of the polymers found in  both plants and animals? 4.  What is the structure of the basic monomer used to make proteins?  How many different kinds of  monomer are used to make proteins?  What properties can amino acids have?  Describe protein  structural diversity. 5.  What are the monomers for nucleic acids?  What are the two basic types of nucleic acids?
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2010 for the course BIO 111 taught by Professor Dr. bos during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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02BioMoleculeFQ-1 - FocusQuestions:BioMolecules

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