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14 October, 07:10

Describe two common waxes produced by organisms

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  1. 14 October, 09:04
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    Animal Wax - common example is beeswax. It is mainly composed of ester myricyl palmitate which is used to make honeycombs. Other insects/animals secrete or release waxes.

    Plant Wax - waxes are secreted on the cuticle surfaces. It often composed of mixtures of substituted aliphatic hydrocarbons which consist of alkyl esters, alcohols, aldehydes and etc.
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