Chapter 5 The Structure and Function of Macromolecules BIO 101 Southwest Virginia Community College Kevin Stilwell Assistant Professor of Biology BIOLOGY 7th edition Neil Campbell, Jane Reece and Chris Romero
Although organisms share the same limited number of monomer types, each organism is unique based on the arrangement of monomers into polymers
An immense variety of polymers can be built from a small set of monomers.
Variation is accomplished by rearranging the order of the monomers within the polymer. (scrambling the components that make up a polymer creates a different polymer with different biological and chemical and physical properties)