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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Cows can digest cellulose, but humans can’t. Why not?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The digestion of cellulose by cows but not by humans is to be explained.

Concept introduction: Cellulose is an insoluble complex carbohydrate i.e. polysaccharide consisting of a large number of glucose units. It is a linear polymer of β-D-glucose and the basic structural component of plant cell walls. It is also an excellent fiber.

To determine: The explanation for the digestion of cellulose by cows but not by humans.

Explanation

Explanation

Cellulose is not digested by human beings because the human digestive system does not contain the enzyme cellulase that breakdown the beta acetal linkages and are responsible for the hydrolysis of cellulose into glucose and therefore, human beings are not able to digest cellulose...

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