NEET Zoology Biomolecules Questions Solved

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Explain what is meant by                           (2 marks)

(i) a peptide linkage,                 (ii) a glycosidic linkage.

(i) Peptide linkage : A peptide linkage is an amide linkage formed between -COOH group of one

     α-amino acid and NH2 group of the other α-amino acid by loss of a molecule of water.

 

(ii) Glycosidic linkage : The two monosaccharide units are joined together through an ethernal or

      oxide linkage formed by loss of a molecule of water. Such a linkage between two monosaccha-

      ride units through oxygen atom is called glycosidic linkage.

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