Polysaccharides are carbohydrate molecules formed from long chains of monosaccharides. All polysaccharides contain glucose. Humans, animals and plants synthesize polysaccharides and store them for food or structural supp... More »

Polysaccharides feature glycolic bonds linking together long chains of monosaccharides. The composition of each polysaccharide varies, but they are usually complete carbohydrates. More »

Starches are classified as polysaccharides due to their molecular structures. Most starches are found in plants, since plants utilize starch as a source of glucose for energy. Wheat, corn, barley, oats and potatoes are f... More »

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A monosaccharide is a simple sugar whereas a polysaccharide consists of chains of monosaccharides or disaccharides bonded together. Both types of molecules are sugars that can be used by organisms as sources of energy. More »

Polymers of protein consists of long chains of monomers called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids. The formation of different proteins entails the linkage of different amino acids through the dehydration synthesis pro... More »

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The simplest carbohydrates are called monosaccharides, which have a carbon chain length of between three and seven. Many simple sugars are monosaccharides, including glucose and fructose. Note that glucose and fructose h... More »

Some types of carbohydrate molecules include monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. These molecules are often called sugars. Other carbohydrate molecules are oligosaccharides and nucleotides. Carbohydrates a... More »

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