Different Types of Carbohydrates: Glycogen

Animals and fungi store their sugar gained from consuming organic matter in the form of glycogen. Glycogen is a polysaccharide, a polymer of carbohydrates. The bonds in glycogen store the energy gained from consumption.  In humans, glycogen is made and primarily stored in liver and muscle cells. Glycogen can be broken down into glucose when you need more energy than the amount of glucose already in your body can provide. This picture shows a piece of animal meat. In it, you can find the “animal version” of starch (a means of energy storage for plants).


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