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Monomer

Definition

noun, plural: monomers

(1) A molecule that may react chemically to another molecule of the same type to form a larger molecule, such as dimer, trimer, tetramer, polymer, etc.

(2) The simplest unit, or the repeating unit, of a polymer.


Supplement

A monomer may combine with another monomer through chemical bonds to form a larger molecule, as in a polymer.

Examples of monomers are amino acids that link together by a peptide bond forming a polypeptide or protein.


Word origin: from Greek mono "one" and meros "part".

Related forms: monomeric (adjective).

Compare: polymer.


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Help me pleeeeeeease

you mean dimer into monomer?

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by JackBean
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Help me pleeeeeeease
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Re: Anaphase in cells

... is four times and then the silk point split chromatids disappear (0 times) 0-4-4-0-0 meiosis DNA is 2-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-1-2 chromatin is 2-2-2-1-1-2-1 monomer is 0-4-4-4-2-2-2-0-0 mitotic: DNA copy one cell division 1 son cells and mother cells meiosis DNA the same number: DNA copy one cell division ...

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by lucy520
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Anaphase in cells
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

I'm really appreciate it dear Daniel.kurz.

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by Maatomaat
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:12 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... sucrose. This anomeric carbon has the reactive hydroxyl group that I have referred to that is used in the reducing part and makes the bond to the monomer or ogliosacchride that is being bound to. This reaction goes by the condensation reaction of hydroxyl group lost from the fructose and oxygen ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

Fructose is what carbohydrate chemists call "non-reducing" Fructose is a reducing sugar (ketone group)... That's news to me. Please show me this reducing ketone group? please see this picture http://www.whisky.de/archiv/experte/images/fructose.gif c=o is ketone group.

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by Maatomaat
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:38 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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