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Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will introduce polysaccharides, including an overview of their structure, and providing multiple examples.

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A polysaccharide is a carbohydrate that contains three or more sugar subunits in a chain structure.


Examples of polysaccharides:

Starch - the primary structure used by plants to store energy

Glycogen - a carbohydrate structure used by animal and fungi to store energy

Cellulose - a carbohydrate used as a structural component for the cell walls in plants


This is an image of a starch polysaccharide carbohydrate: