From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article
Polysaccharides, the union of several linked monosaccharides, sometimes serve as a structural compound. Cellulose forms cable-like strings, known as fibrils in the tough walls that enclose plant cells. While cellulose is a compilation of glucose monomers, they form unbranched, long strands instead of coils like starch or glycogen. These are arranged in parallel lines which form on top of each other in an intricate layer through hydrogen bonding.
|This biochemistry article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|