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compare and contrast the variety of amino acids with that of monosaccharides and fatty acids. Which group exhibits the greatest structural variability?
Since there are twenty amino acids, there are only three types of monosaccharides; the large amount of variety is due to the changing in R groups. These monosaccharides are glucose, fructose and galactose. In contrast, there are only two types of fatty acids, saturated and unsaturated. In conclusion, amino acids exhibit the greatest structural variability.