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What is the difference between starch and cellulose? What are they made of and what are their functions?

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  1. anonymous
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    Plants store starch, a polymer of glucose monomers.plants also make cellulose .cellulose is a polymer of glucose monomers,too. but there are three difference between them. 1-starch is a Storage Polysaccharide but cellulose is a Structural Polysaccharide . 2-starch has two forms :Amylose (unbranched) and Amylopectin (somewhat branched) but cellulose has only unbranched form 3-monomers of starch are α glucose but monomers of cellulose are β glucose .These two interconvertible forms of glucose differ in the placement of the hydroxyl group attached to the number 1carbon.

  2. hpfan101
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    Ok, thank you!

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