Carbohydrates

December 14, 2008
Carbohydrates are the most abundant of the four major classes of biomolecules. They fill numerous roles in living things, such as the storage and transport of energy (starch, glycogen) and structural components (cellulose in plants, chitin in animals). Additionally, carbohydrates and their derivatives play major roles in the working process of the immune system, fertilization, pathogenesis, blood clotting, and development.

Chemically, carbohydrates are simple organic compounds that are aldehydes or ketones with many hydroxyl groups added, usually one on each carbon atom that is not part of the aldehyde or ketone functional group. The basic carbohydrate units are called monosaccharides, such as glucose, galactose, and fructose.

2 comments:

dennyraditya said...

minimal berapa unit bos?

diensell said...

macam-macam tergantung nominal. klo yang nominal 10rb biasanya sampai 1500 pcs. tapi yg 100rb paling cuma 150 pcs.

salam
herry