Amino acid (highlight)

by J_Alves - uploaded on May 20, 2010, 2:04 am

The general structure of amino acids, protein's building blocks, with the constituting groups highlighted: in green, the amino group; in yellow, the carboxyl group; in blue, the alpha carbon; and in red, the R group (a.k.a. side chain), which is the only thing that differentiates one amino acid from another. Drawn in Inkscape.

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