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The APsolute Recap: Biology Edition - Carbohydrates

The APsolute Recap: Biology Edition - Carbohydrates

The APsolute RecAP: Biology Edition Melanie Kingett, Brad Kingett, Zach Caruso
September 16, 2020 • 7m
Formed by autotrophs and disassembled by nearly all living things - carbohydrates are the primary source of chemical energy for the cell. The elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen are generally found in a 1:2:1 ratio in a carbohydrate (1:00). Carbohydrates primary function is to serve as a cellular fuel as monosaccharides (1:30) and disaccharides (2:46) whereas polysaccharides provide energy storage and structural support (3:38). It is important for organisms to have an appropriate amount of glucose available for cellular respiration (4:00).The Question of the Day asks (6:19) When a glucose ring has the hydroxyl group on the same side as...

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