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4 Types of Macromolecules

4 Types of Macromolecules
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Macromolecules
Giant molecules formed by the joining of smaller molecules, usually by a condensation reaction
Nucleic acids
DNA & RNA; molecules that enable living organisms to reproduce genetic information from one generation to the next
Carbohydrates
Molecules that provide fuel and build structures in the body
Proteins
Molecules that provide structural support, storage, transport, cell communication, movement, and defense
Lipids
Molecules that store energy and regulate the body's metabolic processes