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organic compounds
has backbone of carbon atoms arranged in chains or rings -- have hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and other atoms attached
four classes of biomacromolecules
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids
polypeptide chain
3 or more amino acids connected by peptide bonds
hemoglobin -- biomacromolecule?
protein -- oxygen transporter
cutin -- biomacromolecule?
lipid -- a basic waxy substance of plant cuticles
glucose -- biomacromolecule?
carbohydrate -- monosaccharide simple sugar, main energy source of most organisms
structure levels of proteins
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary
basic subunit of a protein
amino acid