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Glucose molecules can link together.

When 2 glucose molecules link up, this sugar is known as maltose. It is a disaccharide (2 sugars).

When many glucose molecules link together in a long chain, molecules called polysaccharides (many sugars) are formed.

The link formed between each molecule is known as a glycosidic bond.

Amylose has several hundred glucose monomers linked together in this way.