What is The difference between amylose and amylopectin?

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Following are the important difference between amylose and amylopectin:

Amylose Amylopectin
It is a straight-chain polymer of D-glucose units  It is a branched-chain polymer of D-glucose units
Constitutes 20% of starch Constitutes 80% of starch
Solubility in water is less More soluble in water
Straight chain structure Branched structure
Amylose stains blue with iodine Amylopectin stains reddish-brown with iodine
Soluble in hot water without swelling Soluble in hot water with swelling
Does not form a gel when hot water is added to it Forms a gel when hot water is added to it

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