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1
Q

Glucose is stored in?

A

glycogen or starch

2
Q

Compare branching frequency of glycogen to starch

A

glycogen has higher branch frequency

3
Q

Animals vs Plants: Glucose storage

A

The way glucose is stored differs between animals and plants, but ATP is synthesized the same

4
Q

Which energy storage is more important in animals?

A

Fat > Glycogen

5
Q

Where do most animal cells get their energy from?

A

Fatty acids between meals

6
Q

How are fatty acids metabolized?

A

B-oxidation

7
Q

How is pyruvate processed?

A

decarboxylated by pyruvate dehydrogenase complex

8
Q

How are fatty acids processed?

A

B-oxidation