Name: Joseph Blair
I am currently studying from note cards created throughout the year for
study prep for comps. I have listed on one note card that cellulose and chitin are
structural polysaccharides yet chitin is made of modified amino acids for a monomer.
Is this correct?
Yes. The modification in chitin makes the monomer n-acetylglucosamine,
so its a glucose-modified amine. Hence the confusion.
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