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Example Question #1 : Disaccharides, Polysaccharides, And Glycosidic Linkages
Cellulose is a polymer that is composed of what monomer?
Cellulose is a polysaccharide (a sugar). Glucose is the monosaccharide used to generate the structure of cellulose via linkages. Cellulose is composed of several hundred glucose molecules bound in this chain. Due to the nature of the beta linkage, humans cannot digest cellulose.