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Unbranched polymer of glucose subunits connected by α(1→4)-glycosidic linkages.

Figure legend: Two views of the starch, amylose, an unbranched polymer of glucose. On top shows the locations of individual atoms, with corners of lines making up the rings also implying atoms (that is, carbon atoms). The bottom shows a longer change but with less detail. Amylose is a starch that is found as a glucose storage molecule in, for example, the cells of plants.

Figure legend: Storage of the starch, amylose, here within plastids called amyloplasts as found within the cells of an unripened (green) banana. This is a wet mount stained with iodine.