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What are essential and non-essential amino acids ? Give two examples of each.           (3 marks)

 

Essential amino acids : Amino acids which the body cannot synthesize are called essential amino acids.

Example : Valine, leucine etc. Therefore they must be supplied in diet.

Non-essential amino acids : Amino acids which the body can synthesize are called non-essential amino acids. Therefore, they may not be present in diet.

Example : Glycine, alanine etc.

 

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