Basics of Biology

Molecules and Biology

How are macromolecules built?

The four types of very large molecules—carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins—are important to life and are quite diverse in terms of structure, size, and function. But overall, the same mechanisms build and break them down. To understand this, the following applies to these large molecules:


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