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Unformatted text preview: 1. starch - plants 2. glycogen - "animal starch" 3. cellulose - plant cell walls 4. chitin - arthropod exoskeletons * Functions - Monosaccharides represent the main fuel for cellular respiration, which provides energy for the cell. In addition, ribose and deoxyribose are constituent parts of RNA and DNA respectively. * An organism will store excess monosaccharides as the polysaccharide starch. In addition, cellulose is a major constituent of the plant cell wall. Chitin makes up the exoskeleton (outer skeleton) of an arthropod such as an insect or a crustacean....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.
- Fall '10