Carbohydrates - starch and cellulose In the biosphere there...

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Carbohydrates (Cooper, 1997 p. 40 - 42) C= carbo H 2 O = hydrate Basic formula (CH 2 O)n Glucose n = 6 C 6 H 12 O 6 The most abundant monosaccharide is the six carbon glucose. Glucose is the major fuel for most organisms and the basic building block of the most abundant polysaccharides, such as
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Unformatted text preview: starch and cellulose. In the biosphere, there is probably more carbohydrate than all other organic matter combined, largely due to the abundance in the plant world of two polymers of glucose: starch and cellulose....
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