NEET Zoology Biomolecules Questions Solved


Explain what is meant by the following :                 (2 marks)

(i) peptide linkage                                (ii) pyranose structure of glucose

(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) Pyranose structure of glucose : The six membered ring containing 5 carbon atoms and one

     oxygen atom because of its resemblance with pyron is called the pyranose form. 


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