Carbohydrates Poster

Ethan Deskins

Carbohydrate

Main source of energy for all living things. Built from glucose. Long term, Provides structure to cell walls.

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Lipids

Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. They include many natural oils, waxes, and steroids.

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Proteins


any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies.

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Nucleic Acids


    The Structure of Nucleic Acids. DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) are polymers of nucleotides linked in a chain through phosphodiester bonds. In biological systems, they serve as information-carrying molecules or, in the case of some RNA molecules, catalysts.

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