Biomolecules

Biomolecules

Question

Define the following with an example:

Essential amino acids

Answer

The amino acid which cannot be synthesised in the body and must be obtained from the diet are known as essential amino acid. 

The 9 essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

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