Which compound is a polysaccharide?A) glucose B) galactose C) fructose D) glycogen

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samhouston | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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D) glycogen

The other three options are examples of monosaccharides.

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coldwindz | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

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The answer is D.

Glycogen is a polymer (and a polysaccharide) that serves as the secondary long-term energy storage in animal and fungal cells, with the primary energy stores being held in adipose tissue. Glycogen has a similar structure to starch, a less branched glucose polymer in plants, and is sometimes referred to as animal starch.