From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
- Sucrose is a disaccharide of the molecules glucose and fructose, joined by an O-glycosidic bond.
- Sucrose can be cleaved into its component monosaccharides by the enzyme sucrase.
- Like how glucose is transported in animals, sucrose is the main sugar transported between plant cells. It circulates by means of vascular bundles from the leaves to the rest of the plant, thereby supplying the plant with necessary carbohydrates.
- ↑ Stryer, L (2012). Biochemistry. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. p337.
- ↑ Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Stryer, L., 2006. Biochemistry. 6th ed. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. page 311
- ↑ Alberts, B., Wilson, J. and Hunt, T. 2008. Molecular biology of the cell. New York: Garland Science. p846