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  • Polysaccharides are long chains of monosaccharides linked by glycosidic bonds.
  • Three important polysaccharides, starch, glycogen, and cellulose, are composed of glucose. 
  • Starch and glycogen serve as short-term energy stores in plants and animals, respectively. 
  • The glucose monomers are linked by α glycosidic bonds.

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