|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
I'm having troubles finding a description or picture of how chitin molecules bind together to form the exoskeletons of arthropods, crustaceans, etc. I have found a couple of cool pictures of the chitin molecule itself, but no images of how they link. My biology book has a long description of how glucose forms either cellulose or starch depending on if it is an alpha or beta configuration, and how they link up to form 3D structures. But it just shows a picture of the chitin molecule and completely blows of any 3D structure description. It is not really for any purpose, I'm just very curious. Thanks for your help in advance. BK
Re: How do Chitin molecules link together?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Biochemistry.