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Macromolecules

TermDefinition
Carbohydrates are made of? Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen
Lipids are made of? Carbon Hydrogen, Oxygen, Glycerol, fatty acids
Proteins are made of? Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Glycerol, Fatty Acids
Nucleic Acids are made of? Nucleotides, nitrogen base, simple sugar, phosphate group
What do Carbohydrates do? Energy source and storage, cellular structural support
What do Lipids do? stores energy, provided barriers such as cell membranes
What do proteins do? transport substances, signaling between and within cells, speed up chemical reactions, control cell growth
What do nucleic acids do? Transmits and stores genetic information in a code
Examples of Carbohydrates? Sugar, sucrose, starch, glycogen, cellulose, names ending in "ose"
Examples of Lipids? Foods: Vegetable oil, butter, fish, beans, seeds. Nonfood: cholesterol, hormones, vitamins, wax
Examples of Proteins? Muscles, skin, hair
Examples of Nucleic Acids? DNA, RNA, ATP
Created by: 21aweaver