Q. 114.6( 14 Votes )

What are essential and non-essential amino acids? Give two examples of each type.

Answer :

(i) The amino acids which cannot be synthesized by the body are called essential amino acids. It must be obtained through diet. Example:- valine and leucine.

(ii) The amino acids which can be synthesized by the body are called non-essential amino acids. Example: - Glycine, Alanine.

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