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Lipids in plant cells and glycogen in birds

Postby Chloroform » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:10 am

Hello. This is my first post. I'm from Spain and I like this forum.

I was wondering what's the answer of these two questions:

- Why do plants use polysaccharides as an energy storage instead of using lipids?

- What would happen to birds if they used glycogen molecules as an energy storage instead of using triglycerides?


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Postby JackBean » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:26 am

Think about properties of respective storage forms.
Which is able to release more energy per weigth?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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