Biomolecule facts for kids
A biomolecule is any molecule that is produced by a living organism. This includes large macromolecules such as proteins, polysaccharides, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as many smaller molecule A more general name for this class of molecules is biogenic substances.
Types of biomolecules
A diverse range of biomolecules exist, including:
- Small molecules:
- Monomers, oligomers and polymers:
|Biomonomers||Bio-oligomers||Biopolymers||Covalent bond name between monomers|
|Amino acids||Oligopeptides||Polypeptides, proteins (hemoglobin...)||Peptide bond|
|Monosaccharides||Oligosaccharides||Polysaccharides (cellulose...)||Glycosidic bond|
|Nucleotides||Oligonucleotides||Polynucleotides, nucleic acids (DNA, RNA)||Phosphodiester bond|
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