Food provides the body with the nutrients it needs to survive. Many of these critical nutrients are biological macromolecules, or large molecules, necessary for life. These macromolecules (polymers) are built from different combinations of smaller organic molecules (monomers). What specific types of biological macromolecules do living things require? How are these molecules formed? What functions do they serve? In this tutorial, these questions will be explored.
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Topics explored include synthesis of biological macromolecules, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, and the molecular structures of these macromolecules.
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