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Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
Energy is available to cells in the form of this compound that stores a large amount of energy in its overall structure.
Organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of about one carbon atom to two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom.
Composed of three molecules of fatty acid joined to one molecule of the alcohol glycerol.
Molecules that are composed of four fused carbon rings with various functional groups attached to them.
Large and complex organic molecules that store and transfer important information in the cell.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
Contains information that determines the characteristics of an organism and directs its cell activities.
Ribonucleic acid (RNA)
Stores and transfers information from DNA that is essential for the manufacturing of proteins.
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