Particles > Structure and properties of matter > Macromolecules
Macromolecules are very large molecules comprised by thousands of atoms. Their building brick are the monomers that form a macromolecule through the process of polymerization. Macromolecules are very important for living organisms. The most popular and important macromolecules for living organisms are the DNA, RNA and Proteins.
Connection to Big Idea about evolution: Macromolecules like DNA play a key role in evolution, by containing the genetic code that makes each organism unique and being susceptible to the mutations that make organisms evolve.
Connection to Big Idea about the cell: The most common macromolecules in biochemistry are biopolymers like nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and polyphenols. All living organisms depend on three macromolecules, DNA, RNA and Proteins which are found in cells and define their processes.
Subjects related: Biology, Chemistry
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