CARBOHYDRATES

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Greetings Everyone!!!!! Im certain you knw the next topic on the agenda, yup CARBOHYDRATES!.

We need carbohydrates for our everyday lives as they are our first and major source of energy. Not only are carbohydrates a source of energy, they also have structural and storage roles, and are precursor molecules.

Energy Source: Monosaccharides and Disaccharides break down quickly and provide quick energy sources

Storage: Plants use Starch as their storage polysaccharides while animals use glycogen/

Structure: Cellulose and chitin

Precursor Molecule: Ribose forms part of the skeletons of nucleic acids.

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