Knowing the structure and chemistry of the amino acids and other building blocks of biological molecules is fundamental to think or talk sensibly about proteins and enzymes, or the nucleic acids.

This site covers a comprehensive introduction to amino acids.

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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