Chapter 9 Pt 1

Plant polysaccharides starch and ber are the

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Unformatted text preview: from the digestive breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. •  Metabolic water is the primary source of water for animals during hibernation Water •  Water has many functions: •  Transports nutrients throughout the body •  Used in most biochemical reactions •  Helps regulate body temperature •  Elimination of body wastes •  Constituent of the synovial fluid that lubricates joints •  Animals will die more rapidly from lack of water than from lack of any other dietary substance Carbohydrates •  Carbohydrates are the major energy storage and structural constituent of plants •  They include:   •  •  •  Monosaccharides Disaccharides Oligosaccharides Polysaccharides. •  Plant polysaccharides, starch and fiber are the principal carbohydrate constituents in manufactured petfoods...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2014 for the course AVS 201 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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