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Glycogen is a branched chain polymer of αD glucose units in which chain is formed by C1C4 glycosidic linkage whereas branching occurs by the formation of C1C6 glycosidic linkage. Structure of glycogen is similar to ____________

A
Amylose
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B
Amylopectin
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C
Cellulose
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D
Glucose
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Solution

The correct option is B Amylopectin
Polysaccharides contain a large number of monosaccharide units joined together by glycosidic linkages. Theseare the most commonly encountered carbohydrates in nature. Amylopectin is insoluble in water and constitutes about 80-85% of starch. It is a branched chain polymer of alpha-D-glucose units in which chain is formed by C1C4 glycosidic linkage whereas branching occurs by C1C6 glycosidic linkage.
Hence option (b) is correct.

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