What is the major difference between amylose and amylopectin?

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Amylopectin is readily digested by most animal enzymes, whereas amylose is not.

  

Amylose is a straight-chain polymer of glucose, whereas amylopectin is highly branched.

  

Amylose is the storage polysaccharide found in plants. Amylopectin is a storage polysaccharide of animals.

  

Amylose is composed of glucose, whereas amylopectin is a ribose polymer.

 

asked Dec 25, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Amylose is a straight-chain polymer of glucose, whereas amylopectin is highly branched.

 

answered Dec 25, 2012 by anonymous

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