The following statements describe different types of lipids. Fill in the blanks by dragging the appropriate Map term to its correct location.
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Compounds that contain a fused ring system are called ___________. These have three 6-membered rings and one 5-membered ring. Some of these compounds are found in biological membranes.
___________ are the building blocks for many lipids, and they generally contain an even number of carbon atoms and an unbranched hydrocarbon chain.
___________ are formed when a carbohydrate is glycosidically linked to a hydroxyl group of a lipid. Examples include gangliosides and cerebrosides These are also found in biological membranes.
___________ are the storage form of lipids, accumulating in adipose tissue, and they can be used as metabolic fuel. These compounds have a polar part, made of three ester groups, and a nonpolar fatty acid tail.
___________ are made up of a long-chain amino alcohol joined, either by a glycosidic linkage or a phosphodiester linkage, to a fatty acid. These do not contain __________. They are abundant in the nervous system.
When glycerol is esterified to two fatty acids and a phosphoric acid molecule a ___________ is formed. These are found in biological membranes.
• fatty acids
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