How does starch differ from cellulose?

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Answered 2010-10-15 01:11:55

starch is soluble in water, on the other hand cellulose is insoluble.

also, the glucose molecules in starch and cellulose are linked differently, making it impossible to be broken down by humans.

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How do starch and cellulose differ?

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Can cellulose be digested?

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Why are starch and cellulose considered different?

Starch and Cellulose have different molecular compositions where starch can be broken down by humans and cellulose cannot.

What structural difference accounts for the functional differences between starch and cellulose?

The basic functional difference is that Starch is for energy storage and Cellulose is for Cell Wall formation. The difference in structure is in the two possible ways to connect the glucose monomers together. Starch and cellulose differ in the glycosidic linkages between their glucose monomers.

What is the monomer for starch glycogen and cellulose?

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Is cellulose an animal starch?

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Is cellulose form of starch?

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How starch and cellulose treated to allow them to be used by the yeast?

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What is the name of the building blocks for starch glycogen and cellulose?

The base blocks for starch,glycogen,and cellulose is glucose.

Why is starch soluble and cellulose insoluble?

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What is an example of monosaccaharide Glucose Sucrose Cellulose Starch?

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How are starch and cellulose alike?

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What is true of both starch and cellulose?

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The monomer that makes up glutose starch and cellulose is the monasaccharide?

The monomer that makes up glycogen starch and cellulose is the monasaccharide?

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What are glycogen and starch and cellulose?

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What molecules are joined to form starch and cellulose?

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Why is starch digestible but cellulose not?

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Compare and contrasts cellulose and starch?

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What chemical elements are combined to make molecules of starch and cellulose?

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How do you separate cellulose from a mixture of glucose starch and cellulose?

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Starch and cellulose are polysaccharides but you can eat or digest starch and not the cellulose why?

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