Write the structural difference between starch and cellulose.
|Starch is made of α-1, 4 linkages.||Cellulose is made of β-1, 4|
|Starch is found in both linear and branched chains||Cellulose is mostly linear chains of glucose molecules|
|Starch occurs in two forms—|
amylase and amylopectin
|Cellulose occurs in nature as|
pure cellulose, hemicellulose or lignin.
|Starch functions as a storage|
|Cellulose functions as a structural polysaccharide.|
Concept: Carbohydrates - Polysaccharides
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