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Starch Vs. Cellulose: Structure & Function

Starch Vs. Cellulose: Structure & Function

Starch vs. Cellulose: Structure & Function Watch short & fun videos Start Your Free Trial Today An error occurred trying to load this video. Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support. You must create an account to continue watching Start Your Free Trial To Continue Watching As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 70,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. Coming up next: Starch vs. Glycogen: Structure & Function Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Custom Courses are courses that you create from Study.com lessons. Use them just like other courses to track progress, access quizzes and exams, and share content. Organize and share selected lessons with your class. Make planning easier by creating your own custom course. Create a new course from any lesson page or your dashboard. Click "Add to" located below the video player and follow the prompts to name your course and save your lesson. Click on the "Custom Courses" tab, then click "Create course". Next, go to any lesson page and begin adding lessons. Edit your Custom Course directly from your dashboard. Name your Custom Course and add an optional description or learning objective. Create chapters to group lesson within your course. Remove and reorder chapters and lessons at any time. Share your Custom Course or assign lessons and chapters. Share or assign lessons and chapters by clicking the "Teacher" tab on the lesson or chapter page you want to assign. Students' quiz scores and video views will be trackable in your "Teacher" tab. You can share your Custom Course by copying and pasting the course URL. Only Study.com members will be able to access the entire course. Create an a Continue reading >>

Molecular Structure Of Glucose

Molecular Structure Of Glucose

What I wanted to do in this video is familiarize ourselves with one of the most important molecules in biology And that is Glucose sometimes referred to as Dextrose and the term Dextrose comes from the fact that the form of Glucose typically Typically found in nature if you form a solution of it, it's going to polarize light to the right and Dextre means Right But the more typical term glucose this literally means sweet in greek if you ask a greek friend to say sweet it sounds like Lucas or I'm not saying it perfectly, but it sounds a lot like a glucose And that's because that's where the word comes from and it is super important because it is it is it is how energy [is] stored and transferred in biological systems in fact right [now] when if someone were to talk about your blood your blood sugar they're talking about the glucose content, so when people talk about blood blood sugar they're talking about your they're talking about your glucose content the whole process of photosynthesis this is all about plants using harnessing the [sun's] energy and storing that energy in the form of glucose when we talk about when we talk about things like respiration in our in our cells cellular respiration that's all about taking glucose and using it to full and to create atp's which are the molecular currency of energy Inside of our body, so these are in credit is an incredibly important molecule We can start wreaking chains of glucose to form Glycogen to form Starches this along with another similar another simple sugar fructose you can use to form our table sugar But even glucose by itself is sweet so let's get familiar with it as a molecule so immediately When you look at this is it kind of drawn as a as an open chain we see that we have one two three Actually, let me number thes Continue reading >>

A Closer Look At Glucose

A Closer Look At Glucose

Did you know that the polymers starch and cellulose are both made by plants? In fact, plants make both starch and cellulose by connecting glucose molecules together. Every time they add a glucose to make the chain longer, a water molecule pops out! Add a glucose, out pops H2O! Add a glucose, out pops H2O! And so on and so on until the chains are really long. A starch chain can have 500 to 2 million glucose units. Cellulose can have 2,000 - 14,000 glucoses. That's a lot of sweetness! Glucose is a funny little molecule. Glucose likes to be in a ring, but sometimes the ring opens up. (Why? Why not? You can stand up, you can sit down. So sometimes you stand up!) When the ring closes again, the -OH can be pointed down, or it can be pointed out. Either way, it's still glucose! The -OH is pointed down instead of out. (We didn't draw in the C and H atoms that just hang out. See? The -OH is pointed outward instead of down. Look at the blue H atoms. They've moved around, but they're still there. (By the way, here in science land we call these molecules isomers, because they're made up of the same atoms that are put together differently.) Compare this guy to the other open chain form on the left. It's almost the same, but one of the bonds turned around, making the red O point up instead of down. Yep, it's allowed to do that! It's like swinging your arm around. Energy or Strength? Starch to store energy Plants really know how to use glucose. To make starch, they use α-glucose, with the -OH pointed down. That -OH is right where the next glucose will go. Since that one -OH is pointing down, it gives the chain a built-in curve. That curve is what makes starch so good for storing glucose. The starch polymer curls around and makes a nice little package. Many starch polymers have a lot Continue reading >>

Starch And Cellulose

Starch And Cellulose

Starch and cellulose are two very similar polymers. In fact, they are both made from the same monomer, glucose, and have the same glucose-based repeat units. There is only one difference. In starch, all the glucose repeat units are oriented in the same direction. But in cellulose, each succesive glucose unit is rotated 180 degrees around the axis of the polymer backbone chain, relative to the last repeat unit. When bigshot scientists are talking bigshot scientist talk they say that the glucose units in starch are connected by alpha linkages, and that the glucose units in cellulose are connected by beta linkages. Does this make any difference? It makes a lot of difference! The most important difference in the way the two polymers behave is this: You can eat starch, but you can't digest cellulose. Your body contains enzymes that break starch down into glucose to fuel your body. But we humans don't have enzymes that can break down cellulose. Some animals do, like termites, who eat wood, or cattle, who eat grass, and break down cellulose in their four-chambered stomachs. So unless you're a termite or a cow, don't try to nourish yourself on woodchips. Cellulose is a lot stronger than starch. Starch is practically useless as a material, but celluose is strong enough to make fibers from, and hence rope, clothing, etc. Cellulose doesn't dissolve in water the way starch will, and doesn't break down as easily. Breaking down or dissolving in water just would be a little too inconvenient for something we use to make clothes. Not to mention, a good soaking rain would washaway all the wooden houses, park benches, and playground equipment ifcellulose were soluble in water. Continue reading >>

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

The carbohydrates are the compounds which provide energy to living cells. They are compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen with a ratio of two hydrogens for every oxygen atom. The carbohydrates we use as foods have their origin in the photosynthesis of plants. They take the form of sugars , starches , and cellulose . The name carbohydrate means "watered carbon" or carbon with attached water molecules. Many carbohydrates have empirical formuli which would imply about equal numbers of carbon and water molecules. For example, the glucose formula C6H12O6 suggests six carbon atoms and six water molecules. The sugars are the carbohydrates which are used directly to supply energy to living organisms. A key group of the sugars have the molecular formula C6H12O6. This group includes glucose , which may exist in either straight-chain or ring forms. Others are fructose , galactose, and mannose. Such sugars are called monosaccharides. Pairs of ring-form sugars can link to form disaccharides such as common table sugar (sucrose), lactose, and maltose. More complicated linked structures form polysaccharides. Starches are carbohydrates in which 300 to 1000 glucose units join together. It is a polysaccharide which plants use to store energy for later use.Starch forms in grains with an insoluble outer layer which remain in the cell where it is formed until the energy is needed. Then it can be broken down into soluble glucose units. Starches are smaller than cellulose units, and can be more readily used for energy. In animals, the equivalent of starches is glycogen, which can be stored in the muscles or in the liver for later use. Foods such as potatoes, rice, corn and wheat contain starch granules which are important energy sources for humans. The human digestive process breaks down th Continue reading >>

Why Is Ribose Not A Dietary Consideration

Why Is Ribose Not A Dietary Consideration

Carbohydrates Structures and Function Simple sugars: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides) Complex sugar: polysaccharides (starch and fiber) Monosaccharides (glucose, fructose, and galactose – isomers of each other) Glucose (also called dextrose and blood sugar) has a six carbon (hexose) ring structure Fructose (also called levulose) has a six carbon ring structure Found in fruit, honey, and corn syrup used in soft drink and food production 8 to 10% of our energy intake Metabolized into glucose in the liver Converted into glycogen, lactic acid, or fat if consumption is high Galactose has a six carbon ring structure Not usually found in nature but exists mostly as a unit of the disaccharide lactose which is found in nature Converted to glucose in the liver or stored as glycogen Ribose has a five carbon ring structure and used in genetic material (?) Oligosaccharides Raffinose (trisaccharide - made up of glucose, fructose, and galactose) Stachyose (tetrasaccharide - made up of a glucose, fructose, and two galactose) Bacteria in the large intestines break apart these oligosaccharides, producing gas and other byproducts Complex Cabohydrates (Digestible starch and glycogen and indigestible fiber) Starch Amylose is a straight chain polymer Amylopectin is a branched chain polymer Amylopectin raises blood sugar levels quicker because of the branched configuration which enables more digestive capabilities Fiber Dietary fibers also composed of the non-carbohydrate called lignin All dietary fibers come from plants and are not digested in the stomach But fibers can be soluble and insoluble in water Those that are soluble include pectins, gums, and mucilages and are metabolized by bacteria in the intestines Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption Begins in the mouth (sal Continue reading >>

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Monosaccharides Carbohydrates are the most abundant biomolecule on Earth. Living organisms use carbohydrates as accessible energy to fuel cellular reactions and for structural support inside cell walls. Cells attach carbohydrate molecules to proteins and lipids, modifying structures to enhance functionality. For example, small carbohydrate molecules bonded to lipids in cell membranes improve cell identification, cell signaling, and complex immune system responses. The carbohydrate monomers deoxyribose and ribose are integral parts of DNA and RNA molecules. To recognize how carbohydrates function in living cells, we must understand their chemical structure. The structure of carbohydrates determines how energy is stored in carbohydrate bonds during photosynthesis and how breaking these bonds releases energy during cellular respiration. Biomolecules meet specific structural criteria to be classified as carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are modifications of short hydrocarbon chains. Several hydroxyls and one carbonyl functional group modify these hydrocarbon chains to create a monosaccharide, the base unit of all carbohydrates. Monosaccharides consist of a carbon chain of three or more carbon atoms containing a hydroxyl group attached to every carbon except one. The lone carbon atom is double-bonded to an oxygen atom, and this carbonyl group may be in any position along the carbon chain. Therefore, one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms are present for every carbon atom in a monosaccharide. Consequently, we can define monosaccharides as possessing the molecular formula (CH2O)n, where n equals the number of carbon atoms and must be greater than or equal to three. Monosaccharides (Greek, meaning “single sugar”) are simple sugars and are frequently named using the suffix Continue reading >>

Difference Between Starch And Glucose.. Watch

Difference Between Starch And Glucose.. Watch

If starch is made of repeating glucose molecules- can you say that it is a chain of maltoses because glucose+glucose=maltose And also, are molecules like galactose and fructose classed as carbohydrates? Yes, starch is a polymer of maltose. Starch can be hydrolysed (broken down) into maltose, which can then be hydrolysed again into glucose. 1 glucose molecule is (obviously) glucose A few more glucose molecules will give you dextrins Loads of glucose molecules gives you starch. Glucose is the basic component of starch, it's just that different lengths of glucose have different names (and all are carbohydrates). And yes, galactose and fructose are carbohydrates too. Last edited by BioSam; 05-10-2008 at 14:34. Yes, starch is a polymer of maltose. Starch can be hydrolysed (broken down) into maltose, which can then be hydrolysed again into glucose. 1 glucose molecule is (obviously) glucose A few more glucose molecules will give you dextrins Loads of glucose molecules gives you starch. Glucose is the basic component of starch, it's just that different lengths of glucose have different names (and all are carbohydrates). And yes, galactose and fructose are carbohydrates too. I was also just wandering whether glucose is a reducing sugar? There are three forms of carbohydrates which can be put into two categories. These are: the sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) and polysaccharides. Glucose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar) Starch is a polysaccharide (complex carb) Glucose will always have the same chemical structure but the way the atoms are arranged in the compound (the structural formula) can vary. One isomer of glucose is alpha-glucose. Polymerisation (the joining up of alpha-glucoses) of large numbers of alpha-glucoses will form starch, held together by glycosidic Continue reading >>

Differences Between Sugar And Starch

Differences Between Sugar And Starch

Cells of the body require a constant and steady supply of energy in order to work properly and carry out their basic functions. Most cells prefer this energy in the simplest form of carbohydrate available however this is not always possible and may require further digestion [1]. Sugars and starches are two forms of carbohydrates commonly found in food. These carbohydrates are usually made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, which arrange themselves in a simple ratio of CH2O. This ratio is characteristic for every carbohydrate molecule [2]. There are two main types of carbohydrates found in foods these include the simple carbohydrates which consist of basic sugars and complex carbohydrates which consist of starch and fibre. Sugars however form a single unit of molecule which is also known as a monosaccharide. These sugar molecules may either exist as glucose, fructose or mannose. Starches on the other hand form long chains of single sugar molecules that are linked together by a strong bond [3]. Sugars (also known as simple sugars) form single monomer units and are more commonly known as simple carbohydrates [4]. These monosaccharide molecules cannot be broken down during digestion and have a general chemical formula of CnH2nOn whereby the n stands for the whole number of atoms present. There are two main types of simple sugar groups and these include aldoses and ketoses. A common example of an aldose sugar is glucose while a common example of a ketose sugar is fructose [2]. There are three common types of monosaccharides available and these are glucose, fructose and galactose [5]. Disaccharides are those sugar molecules that contain two monosaccharide units linked together by a glycosidic bond. The three most important disaccharides are sucrose which forms table sugar, l Continue reading >>

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (also called saccharides) are molecular compounds made from just three elements: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Monosaccharides (e.g. glucose) and disaccharides (e.g. sucrose) are relatively small molecules. They are often called sugars. Other carbohydrate molecules are very large (polysaccharides such as starch and cellulose). Carbohydrates are: a source of energy for the body e.g. glucose and a store of energy, e.g. starch in plants building blocks for polysaccharides (giant carbohydrates), e.g. cellulose in plants and glycogen in the human body components of other molecules eg DNA, RNA, glycolipids, glycoproteins, ATP Monosaccharides Monosaccharides are the simplest carbohydrates and are often called single sugars. They are the building blocks from which all bigger carbohydrates are made. Monosaccharides have the general molecular formula (CH2O)n, where n can be 3, 5 or 6. They can be classified according to the number of carbon atoms in a molecule: n = 3 trioses, e.g. glyceraldehyde n = 5 pentoses, e.g. ribose and deoxyribose ('pent' indicates 5) n = 6 hexoses, e.g. fructose, glucose and galactose ('hex' indicates 6) There is more than one molecule with the molecular formula C5H10O5 and more than one with the molecular formula C6H12O6. Molecules that have the same molecular formula but different structural formulae are called structural isomers. Glyceraldehyde's molecular formula is C3H6O3. Its structural formula shows it contains an aldehyde group (-CHO) and two hydroxyl groups (-OH). The presence of an aldehyde group means that glyceraldehyde can also be classified as an aldose. It is a reducing sugar and gives a positive test with Benedict's reagent. CH2OHCH(OH)CHO is oxidised by Benedict's reagent to CH2OHCH(OH)COOH; the aldehyde group is oxidised to Continue reading >>

How Are Glucose, Sucrose & Starch Related?

How Are Glucose, Sucrose & Starch Related?

Sucrose, glucose and starch are related because they're all forms of carbohydrate. One of the essential macronutrients in foods along with protein and fat, carbohydrates supply energy to your body. Carbohydrates, which consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, are classified according to their chemical makeup. Glucose is a single sugar molecule that your body can absorb directly in the intestine. Sucrose and starches are carbohydrates formed by two or more sugars bonded together. The sugars in sucrose and starch must be broken down into glucose molecules in the gastrointestinal tract before your intestines can absorb them. Classifications Carbohydrates are classified by the number of sugar units, called saccharides, that they contain. A monosaccharide is one basic sugar unit that cannot be further broken down. Few foods are monosaccharides. Disaccharides are two monosaccharides linked together. Monosaccharides and disaccharides are also called simple sugars. Starches and fiber, the indigestible parts of plants, are polysaccharides, meaning that they contain many saccharide molecules linked together. Your body can only absorb monosaccharides directly; all other carbohydrates must be broken down into monosaccharides before they can enter your bloodstream from the small intestine. Glucose, a monosaccharide, is a form of sugar absorbed through the intestine into your bloodstream. Foods do not contain pure glucose, although diabetics sometimes carry pure glucose tablets or gels to raise their blood sugar quickly if they develop hypoglycemia, the medical term of low blood sugar. Many foods contain glucose mixed with another sugar; fruits, for example, often contain glucose and fructose. Glucose makes up the main energy source for the human body. Sucrose is the scientific name f Continue reading >>

Help Us Do More

Help Us Do More

What’s in a spud? Besides water, which makes up most of the potato’s weight, there’s a little fat, a little protein…and a whole lot of carbohydrate (about 37 grams in a medium potato). Some of that carbohydrate is in the form of sugars. These provide the potato, and the person eating the potato, with a ready fuel source. A bit more of the potato's carbohydrate is in the form of fiber, including cellulose polymers that give structure to the potato’s cell walls. Most of the carbohydrate, though, is in the form of starch, long chains of linked glucose molecules that are a storage form of fuel. When you eat French fries, potato chips, or a baked potato with all the fixings, enzymes in your digestive tract get to work on the long glucose chains, breaking them down into smaller sugars that your cells can use. Carbohydrates are biological molecules made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of roughly one carbon atom (C) to one water molecule (H​O). This composition gives carbohydrates their name: they are made up of carbon (carbo-) plus water (-hydrate). Carbohydrate chains come in different lengths, and biologically important carbohydrates belong to three categories: monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. In this article, we’ll learn more about each type of carbohydrates, as well as the essential energetic and structural roles they play in humans and other organisms. If the sugar has an aldehyde group, meaning that the carbonyl C is the last one in the chain, it is known as an aldose. If the carbonyl C is internal to the chain, so that there are other carbons on both sides of it, it forms a ketone group and the sugar is called a ketose. Sugars are also named according to their number of carbons: some of the most common types are trioses (thre Continue reading >>

What Is Starch? - Definition, Function & Chemical Formula

What Is Starch? - Definition, Function & Chemical Formula

What is Starch? - Definition, Function & Chemical Formula Watch short & fun videos Start Your Free Trial Today An error occurred trying to load this video. Try refreshing the page, or contact customer support. You must create an account to continue watching Start Your Free Trial To Continue Watching As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 70,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. Coming up next: Organelles Involved in Protein Synthesis Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Custom Courses are courses that you create from Study.com lessons. Use them just like other courses to track progress, access quizzes and exams, and share content. Organize and share selected lessons with your class. Make planning easier by creating your own custom course. Create a new course from any lesson page or your dashboard. Click "Add to" located below the video player and follow the prompts to name your course and save your lesson. Click on the "Custom Courses" tab, then click "Create course". Next, go to any lesson page and begin adding lessons. Edit your Custom Course directly from your dashboard. Name your Custom Course and add an optional description or learning objective. Create chapters to group lesson within your course. Remove and reorder chapters and lessons at any time. Share your Custom Course or assign lessons and chapters. Share or assign lessons and chapters by clicking the "Teacher" tab on the lesson or chapter page you want to assign. Students' quiz scores and video views will be trackable in your "Teacher" tab. You can share your Custom Course by copying and pasting the course URL. Only Study.com members will be able to access the entire cours Continue reading >>

What Is The Difference Between Starch & Glucose?

What Is The Difference Between Starch & Glucose?

What Is the Difference Between Starch & Glucose? Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015. Any food made with grains contains starch.Photo Credit: View Stock/View Stock/Getty Images Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is found in potatoes, whole grains and cereal grains, which consists of numerous glucose strands. Eventually, all complex carbohydrates -- with the exception of fiber -- are digested into glucose. Starch is a simple sugar, which is the smallest form of carbohydrate, and is the main source of energy for all cells. While both starch and glucose are considered carbohydrates, they have different effects in your body. As you chew, the glands in your mouth secrete saliva. Some of the enzymes in your saliva pull off those glucose branches from the starches before the enzymes send them down to your small intestine. Additional enzymes in your small intestine finish the conversion process, fully turning the starches into glucose. Because the digestive process takes so long, starches tend to have a gradual effect on your blood sugar, raising it slightly over time. Pure glucose occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, although glucose is also added to processed junk foods as a sweetener. Glucose absorbs through intestinal walls and enters your bloodstream rather quickly. Whole foods, such as fresh produce, also contain fiber, which delays glucose absorption. Whole foods also minimize the chance that a spike in blood sugar will occur. Processed foods are usually low in fiber, so that the glucose goes straight to you Continue reading >>

The Similarities Between Starch & Glycogen

The Similarities Between Starch & Glycogen

The Similarities Between Starch & Glycogen By John Brennan; Updated January 30, 2018 When you think of starch, you probably think first of food, and there's a good reason why. Many of your most important plant foods, like corn and potatoes, are rich in starch. In fact, starch is produced by all green plants, although some of them are richer with it than others. Animals like you, by contrast, produce glycogen instead. Both starch and glycogen are efficient ways for organisms to store carbohydrates -- but plants store their carbs as starch while animals use glycogen. Both starch and glycogen serve as energy storage. The plant produces starch from glucose to provide a supply for later use. Seeds, roots and tubers generally contain lots of extra starch to feed the seedling or plant that will sprout from them during its early growth. Likewise, when your food is digested, your liver stores some of the glucose from your meal as glycogen for later retrieval. Your muscle fibers also keep some glycogen handy as well. Both starches and glycogen are polymers formed from sugar molecules called glucose. Each independent molecule of glucose has the formula C6H12O, and joining these subunits together in a certain way forms the long chains that make up glycogen and starch. There are two types of starch: amylose and amylopectin. Of these two, glycogen is more similar to amylopectin, since the sugar chains in glycogen and amylopectin are highly branched, while amylose is strictly linear. Glucose can exist in multiple forms called isomers. In each of these, the molecular formula is the same, but the way the atoms are arranged is different. Starch and glycogen are both formed from alpha glucose, an isomer in which a hydroxy or -OH group on the first of the six carbons is on the opposite si Continue reading >>

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