Chitin is a structural polysaccharide that forms the basis of the cell walls of fungi, arthropod integuments. What do you think, with which plant polysaccharide known to you should it have a similar structure? What should be the similarity?
Chitin is a substance very close in structure, physicochemical properties and biological role to cellulose. It performs protective and supporting functions, is contained in the cell walls of fungi, some algae, bacteria.
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