• A polysaccharide is a complex carbohydrate polymer formed from the linkage of many monosaccharide monomers.
  • Starch is the main form of energy storage in plants.
  • Amylose and amylopectin are the two most common components of naturally occurring starch.
  • Cellulose is the structural component of the cell walls of green plants.
  • Roughly 33% of all plant matter is cellulose, and cellulose is indigestible except by a few microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of cattle and termites.
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