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Introduction to Biological Macromolecules

  • Aaron GardnerEmail author
  • Wilko Duprez
  • Sarah Stauffer
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
  • Frederik Clauson-Kaas
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Abstract

As you’ve just learned about how atoms bond together to form compounds, the next step is to look at the huge variety of biological macromolecules that these compounds can give rise to. Biological macromolecules are very large molecules created by the polymerization of small units called monomers. These macromolecules are a great source of energy and building materials for our body, which we gain through our food. In this simulation, you will learn about the wide variety of macromolecules and their structure and function. Pulling all this information together discuss healthy diets with your friend.

Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Gardner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wilko Duprez
    • 1
  • Sarah Stauffer
    • 1
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
    • 1
  • Frederik Clauson-Kaas
    • 1
  1. 1.Labster Group ApSKøbenhavn KDenmark

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