Q. 69

Carbohydrates are essential for life in both plants and animals. Name the carbohydrates that are used as storage molecules in plants and animals, also name the carbohydrate which is present in wood or in the fibre of cotton cloth.

Answer :

Carbohydrates are essential for life in both plants and animals. They are used as storage cells in plants and animals are :-


• In plants, we find mainly starch, cellulose, sucrose, etc.


• Glycogen, also known as animal starch is found inside the bodies of animals. It is present in liver, muscles, brain and when body needs glucose, enzymes break down glycogen to glucose.


• In wood, or in fibre of cotton cloth, we find cellulose.


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