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Outline for essay 5 - Lauren Wells Carbs o Plants Plants generally transport carbohydrates from leaves to roots and other nonphotosynthetic organs

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Lauren Wells - Carbs o Plants: Plants generally transport carbohydrates from leaves to roots and other nonphotosynthetic organs in the form of sucrose Starch Starch, a storage polysaccharide of plants, is a polymer consisting entirely of glucose monomers Plants store starch as granules within cellular structures called plastids, which include chloroplasts Synthesizing starch enables the plant to stockpile surplus glucose Starch represents stored energy Cellulose A major component of the tough walls that enclose plant cells Cellulose is a polymer of glucose In plant cell walls, parallel cellulose molecules held together in this way are grouped into units called microfibrils. o These cable-like microbirils are a strong building material for plants. Chitin Structural polysaccharide o Animals: Glycogen A polymer of glucose that is like amylopectin by more extensively branched Humans and other vertebrates store glycogen mainly in liver and
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '09 term at UPenn.

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Outline for essay 5 - Lauren Wells Carbs o Plants Plants generally transport carbohydrates from leaves to roots and other nonphotosynthetic organs

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