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Lecture Notes for BIOL 1406 - General Biology I (Core 030) with Dees at Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Dees
Class:BIOL 1406 - General Biology I (Core 030)
Subject:Biology
University:Wharton County Junior College
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Keywords:
  • Macromolecules
  • Hydrocarbon Chains
  • Functions of Proteins
  • Catabolic Reaction
  • Structural Proteins
  • Contractile Proteins
  • Polysaccharide
  • Dehydration Synthesis
  • Dehydration
  • Phosphate Group
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1 Biology - Kevin Dees Biology Chapter 5 Biological macromolecules Biology - Kevin Dees Small molecules (like water and NaCl) have certain properties that arise from the bonds which hold atoms together in a particular arrangement. Many of the molecules that compose the cells in a living thing are huge and are often termed macromolecules. very large molecules - some proteins for examples contain thousands of covalently bonded carbon atoms 2 Biology - Kevin Dees There are four categories of biological macromolecules: 1. Carbohydrates * 2. Lipids 3. Proteins* 4. Nucleic Acids* * these three categories are composed of molecules that are formed as polymers Biology - Kevin Dees Polymers . Polymers are long molecules consisting of many similar or identical building blocks linked by covalent bonds. . These basic units (or building blocks) are known as monomers. . As we will see, the monomers of each of the three different macromolecules are different , but the che...

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