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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?

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  1. 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.

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    posted by Michael
  2. protein

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  3. 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?

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    posted by James
  4. no you're right it is protein...starch isn't a biomolecule haha

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    posted by James
  5. your both wrong it carbohydrates

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. Carbohydrates

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  9. Homo marriage SHUD BE BANNED!!!!
    The more this stupid action continues, then there will be no more generation! Population will decrease!
    It is indeed DISGUSTING! Man and man? YUCK!!!!! COMON!!! same goes for lesbians and transgender! Just... VERY FILTHY!
    Marriage shud be based on a man and a woman!

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