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Feature Cellulose Starch Glycogen
Building Blocks β-D-glucose α-D-glucose α-D-glucose
Structure Formed with 1-4 linkages with every other monomer unit flipped. Made of amylose which has a(1-4) linkages, and amylopectin which also has a(1-4) linkages but with a(1-6) bonds forming branches every 24 monomer units. Made up of 1-4 linkages mainly, with 1-6 linkages every 10 monomer units producing branches.
Location Plants Plants Animals
Function Lends necessary tensile strength to the cells of Plants. Used as an energy storage molecule in Plants. Used as an energy storage molecule in Animals.

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