Carbohydrates are molecules that contain hydroxyl groups in many if not all of its carbon atoms. They can form into polymers, which are made with building blocks that may consist of 3 or more carbon atoms per molecule. These molecules, depending on their organization, serve different functions.
Which of the following are roles of carbohydrates in nature? Check all that apply.
A. serve as energy stores in plants and animals.
B. are major structural components of mammalian tissues.
C. are constituents of nucleic acids.
D. are conjugated to many proteins and lipids.
E. are found in the structures of all the coenzymes.