Introduction to Comparing Biological Macromolecules

What you’ll learn to do: Discuss macromolecules and the differences between the four classes

As we’ve learned, there are four major classes of biological macromolecules:

  • Proteins (polymers of amino acids)
  • Carbohydrates (polymers of sugars)
  • Lipids (polymers of lipid monomers)
  • Nucleic acids (DNA and RNA; polymers of nucleotides)

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between the difference classes.


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