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Polysaccharides: Energy Storage

  1. John F Robyt

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000700

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How to Cite

Robyt, J. F. 2001. Polysaccharides: Energy Storage. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Storage polysaccharides such as glycogen in animals and starch in plants represent a major energy reserve in living organisms.

Keywords:

  • starch;
  • glycogen;
  • inulin;
  • laevan;
  • laminaran;
  • energy storage;
  • reserve polysaccharides