LRC Animals for The Major Carbohydrate Storage Polymer Glycogen Essay

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Explain why it is important to animals for the major carbohydrate storage polymer, glycogen, to be branched rather than unbranched. **1-2 pages APA style with in text citations and references**
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Glycogen
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Glycogen
Glycogen is a polysaccharide of glucose, with the glucose molecules attached by alpha1,4 linkages and the branch points between the shorter polysaccharides connected by alpha-1,6
linkages. The branched form of the glucose polysaccharide functions as the primary form of
storage for glucose in animals. It is imp...


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