GRE Subject Test: Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology : Help with Compound Macromolecules

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Example Question #5 : Biochemistry

Glycogen is a polymer of glucose that is held together by __________ bonds. The branch points are held together by __________ bonds. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

 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.

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