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Posted by on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 6:00pm.

The Irish survived for generations by eating potatoes as their main staple. What is the main biomolecule in potatoes that allowed them to do that and what is its primary function for the potato plant?

  • Biology - , Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 6:06pm

    Look up the definition of a biomolecule and some examples. (A Wikipedia article exists on this topic. Google it, as I can't post links.)

    Using your prior knowledge of potatoes and its food category, you should be able to pick out its main biomolecule.

  • Biology - , Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 3:58am

    protein

  • Biology - , Friday, December 19, 2008 at 12:45pm

    i didn't think it was protein, i think it's starch. I actually have the same exact question, word for word I am answering right now, if you get an answer could you let me know?

  • Biology - , Friday, December 19, 2008 at 12:47pm

    no you're right it is protein...starch isn't a biomolecule haha

  • Biology - , Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:46pm

    your both wrong it carbohydrates

  • Biology - , Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10:55pm

    to be more specific it's starch, like he said, and glycogen as a form of glucose and its function is energy storage

  • Biology - , Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:02pm

    Actually it can't be glycogen becaus it is specific only to animals, not plants. Potatoes contain linear and helical amylose and branched amylopectin. Look up starch on wikipedia.

  • Biology - , Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Carbohydrates

  • - , Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:07pm

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    Marriage shud be based on a man and a woman!

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