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Biomolecules

TermDefinition
carbohydrate main source of energy; short term energy
carbohydrate examples sugars and starches
lipid insulation, protection, long term energy storage, cell membrane
lipid examples fats, oils, waxes
protein controls reactions, fights disease, builds muscle
protein examples enzymes, meats, eggs, nuts
nucleic acid stores genetic information
nucleic acid examples DNA and RNA
activation energy energy needed to start a reaction; lowered by an enzyme
enzyme a protein that speeds up the rate of the reaction by decreasing the activation energy; specific and reusable
monosaccharide monomer(building block) for carbohydrate
amino acid monomer(building block) for protein
nucleotide monomer(building block) for nucleic acid
glycerol and fatty acids monomer(building block) for lipid
Created by: JMHSBIO
 

 



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