2005_campbl05a - Polymers / Monomers Polymers, Monomers,...

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1 Chapter 5a: The Structure and Function of Macromolecules (Carbohydrates) Polymers / Monomers ± Many macromolecules consist of polymers ± A polymer is a large molecule built up from smaller building block molecules ± Monomers (a.k.a., subunits) are the building block molecules ± “The inherent differences between human siblings reflect variations in polymers, particularly DNA and proteins. Molecular differences between unrelated individuals are more extensive, and between species greater still . . . The molecular logic of life is simple but elegant: Small molecules common to all organisms are ordered into unique macromolecules . . . For each class (of compound) we will see that the macromolecules have emergent properties not found in their individual monomers.” Polymers, Monomers, and Lipids nucleotides polynucleic acids amino acids proteins polypeptides monosaccharides carbohydrates polysaccharide monomer category of biomolecules polymer ± Lipid monomers are less persistent than the above monomers
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course BIO 113 taught by Professor Swenson during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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2005_campbl05a - Polymers / Monomers Polymers, Monomers,...

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