Starch vs. Cellulose: Structure & Function


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Starch and cellulose are both composed of which sugar molecule?

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1. What is the difference between alpha and beta glucose?

2. Microfibrils are made up of which one of the following molecules?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you utilize these helpful resources, you will be able to check your understanding of the differences between cellulose and starch. Some of the more technical terms you will need to know for the quiz include beta glucose and microfibrils.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review these topics by working through these assessment tools:

  • What is responsible for the digestion of cellulose
  • Differences between starch and cellulose
  • The differences between alpha and beta glucose
  • Main function of starch
  • What starch and cellulose are composed of

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the makeup of cellulose and starch
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on starch and cellulose
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as alpha and beta glucose

Additional Learning

Discover more information about starch and cellulose by reviewing the lesson called Starch vs. Cellulose: Structure & Function. You can work through this lesson so that you can:

  • Compare and contrast starch and cellulose
  • Differentiate between alpha and beta glucose
  • Determine what cellulase is used for