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Biological Molecules - 9 Chitin Long modified glucose chains, in which a nitrogen-containing functional group replaces one of the hydroxyl groups on each glucose subunit. Chitin forms the exoskeleton of many invertebrate animals (mostly arthropods) Disaccharides and polysaccharides can be digested or broken down by hydrolysis.
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Unformatted text preview: (Appropriate enzymes are required for both dehydration synthesis and for hydrolysis) In addition to the "pure" carbohydrates, glycoproteins, common in plasma membranes, contain carbohydrate, as do protective mucus layers and all nucleic acids....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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