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CP Organic Molec

Organic Molecules F1

amino acids the building blocks of proteins.
carbohydrate source of energy
cellulose A polysaccharide that is the main constituent of plant cell walls and of vegetable fibers such as cotton.
fat– type of organic compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and used to construct membranes, for insulation and to store energy.
glucose six-carbon sugar (C6H12O6) that is made by plants
glycogen storage form of sugar in animals
lipids type fats, phospholipids, and steroids, that are insoluble in water
monosaccharide The simplest carbohydrate, active alone or serving as a monomer for disaccharides and polysaccharides.
nucleic acid A polymer consisting of many nucleotide monomers; serves as a blueprint for proteins and, through the actions of proteins, for all cellular activities.
nucleotide– building block of nucleic acids DNA/RNA
organic– substance made of CARBON molecules
proteins biological polymer constructed from a set of 20 different monomers called amino acids; organic compound formed of one or more chains of polypeptides.
ribosomes– site of protein synthesis
starch A storage polysaccharide in plants consisting entirely of glucose
steroid– organic molecule such as cholesterol, estrogen and testosterone.
Created by: nbctbio