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Disaccharides

form a result of glycosidic bonding between two monosaccharide subunits

polysaccharides form by repeated monosaccharide or polysaccharide glycosidic bonding

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3 common disaccharides:

sucrose
lactose
maltose

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Polysaccharide plays various roles (3):

cellulose
starches
glycogen

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cellulose

main structural component for plant cell walls and is main source of fiber in the human diet

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starches (amylose and amylopectin)

function as a main energy storage form for plants

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glycogen

functions a main energy storage form for animals