Results for: Amylose

How could you determine the degree of polymerization of amylose?

Well,, that's a good one!!! We can measure it spectrophotometrically by measuring the amount of inorganic phosphate released during the reaction. Also we can use Light sca (MORE)

The structural difference between amylose and amylopectin?

Amylose is type of starch which is unbranched. Consisting 1-4 Alfa glycosidic linkage. It is not easy to digested and takes less space than amylopectin. Amylopectin is branche (MORE)

Does glycogen and amylopectin have a helical structure like amylose and if yes why is it that glycogen and amylopectin form red-violet colouration with potassium iodide?

Yes, they are helical. The change in colouration is due to iodine being trapped in the helix. Difference in colour is due to the different wavelength of light being absorbed w (MORE)
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What is the function of amylose?

Amylose helps keep the structure of plants amylose is good for storage in plants.
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