Biology Test 3

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Which of the following statements concerning carbohydrates associated with the plasma membrane is correct?
Carbs are only found associated with the membrane of prokaryotic cells
the carb composition of most eukaryotic plasma membranes is quite similar
carbs on the plasma membrane are typically short chain of between 2 and 5 monosaccarides
membrane carbs function primarily in cell-cell recognition
carbs associated with the plasma membrane are located on both surfaces of the membrane

Answer:
Membrane carbohydrates function primarily in cell-cell recognition.

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