Which type of molecule do whales used for energy storage and insulation?
Whales use lipids (fatty acids) for energy storage and insulation.
What is used in the body for energy storage and insulation?
Fats serve as long-term energy storage. They also provide insulation for the body. Therefore, “healthy” unsaturated fats in moderate amounts should be consumed on a regular basis. Phospholipids are the major constituent of the plasma membrane.
Which biomolecule is most important?
Lipids are the responsible for energy storage in a cell and are the major component of the cell membrane. Among all these biomolecules, I would pick nucleic acids as the most important for life. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid).
Which macromolecule is used for insulation?
Four Groups of Macromolecules
|Group (Building Block)||Large Molecule||Function|
|Nucleic acid (Nucleotide)||Polynucleotide or nucleic acid||Information storage and transfer|
|Lipid * (Glycerol, fatty acids)||Fats, oils, waxes, phosopholipids, steroids||Membrane structure, energy storage, insulation|
|*Lipids are not polymers.|
What is the monomer of lipids?
Glycerol and fatty acids are the monomers of lipids. Lipids include waxes, oils and fats. Some are used for energy storage.
What are 3 types of energy storage molecules?
They include the lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.