What Are the Monomers of Lipids?

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The monomers of lipids are fatty acids and glycerol. Fatty acids are carboxylic acids with long tails that can be saturated or unsaturated. Glycerol is composed of three hydrophilic hydroxyl groups.
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Lipids are unlike the other macromolecules in that they do not have monomers per se. They are made up of glycerol and fatty acids, but it's not like DNA which is made up of nucleotides
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Lipid base units are not considered monomers. One type of lipid is made
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in sphingolipid you can have glucose or some oligosacarides Source(s): lehninger
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Lipids have no monomers per se. Some lipids like glycerides and phosphor lipids are made from fatty acids and glycerine, but they are not monomers in the chemical sense of the word.
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