Biomolecules (Updated)

Updated video on biomolecules (macromolecules): carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids by the Amoeba Sisters including examples, functions, monomers, and structures! Expand details for table of contents. 👇 This video has a handout here: http://www.amoebasisters.com/handouts.html (Note: The old version of this video was called biomolecule band.)

Table of Contents:
What are Biomolecules? 0:22
Monomers 0:40
Carbohydrates 1:08
Lipids 2:04
Proteins 4:09
Nucleic Acids 5:14

Video Note: Video mentions that many do not consider lipids to have true monomers. This is due to the fact that their building blocks are made of two different substances (glycerol and fatty acids) that attach to each other–rather than attaching as one type of monomer to another. Also, due the the diversity of lipids, there are lipids that have a very different structure than discussed in this video.

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