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What is a polymer in biology?

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E. Dixon

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

In biology, polymers are molecules that are large. They are mainly composed of other molecules that are small in size and linked together lie chains. All living organisms make polymers. One example of a polymer is DNA. For DNA to be created, four different types of monomers are linked together. The monomers that create DNA are nucleotides.

Another example of a polymer is starch. Sugar monomers make up starches. To make a starch molecule, it may contain many glucose molecules. There are also proteins, which are polymers. The polymers are made from amino acids, which join together to make long strands.

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M. Kennedy

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Answered Feb 12, 2021

Polymer is known to be a type of natural or synthetic substance that is made out of huge molecules. These molecules are called macromolecules. The molecules are normally arranged in a chain−like function. The natural polymers that can be found in the body are effective in creating and building tissues so that different living organisms can be properly created.

There are also synthetic polymers that are available. These are very useful chemicals that are made out of different repeating units. The natural polymers can naturally be found in nature and are water−based. They can be extracted and used too. One example of a natural polymer is cellulose while one example of a synthetic polymer is epoxy.

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Bahodir

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Answered Apr 12, 2019

Monosaccharides are used to build polysaccharides

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Answered Dec 26, 2018

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kylejohnson33

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Answered Nov 13, 2017

Fatty acids are used to build nucleic acids

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