Mention 'Two' Functions of Lipids - Chemistry

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Mention 'two' functions of lipids

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Functions :-

(i) Fats and oils have a convenient and concentrated means of storing food energy in plants and animals.

(ii) Glycolipids are components of cell membrane. Glycolipids occur in bacterial cell wall.

(iii) In plants, glycolipids are principal lipid constituents of chloroplasts.

(vi) Waxes provide vital waterproofing for body surface. Waxes are water repelling solids that are protective coatings on leaves, fruits, berries, animal fur and feather of birds.


Concept: Proteins - Structure, Classification and Functions
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