All GRE Subject Test: Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Resources
Example Question #3 : Biochemistry
Glycogen is a polymer of glucose that is held together by __________ bonds. The branch points are held together by __________ bonds.
bonds are on the same plane, while bonds are not on the same plane; therefore, the bonds are much more useful for making branch points off of existing glycogen chains.
linkages cannot be easily broken down by eukaryotes and animals. Glycogen must be easily accessible as an energy source, and does not contain any glycosidic linkages.