How many amino acids found in nature?

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How many amino acids found in nature?

Post by kumar985 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:14 pm

What is the exact number of Amino acids in nature?
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Post by JackBean » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:49 pm

infinite
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Post by jinx25 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Really?

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Post by JackBean » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:41 pm

technically... of course in reality the number is limited
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Re: How many amino acids found in nature?

Post by dyna789 » Tue May 14, 2013 8:55 am

There will be millions of organic compounds that contain amine groups and carboxylic acid groups and so could be called amino acids.

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Post by Athira » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:16 pm

There are about 20-21 amino acids found in nature and many other amino acids(about 500 or so) are artificially synthesised.

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Re: How many amino acids found in nature?

Post by boron » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:48 pm

There are 21 proteinogenic amino acids (that can form proteins). The 21st is selenocysteine.

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