Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Alanine

  • Jeffrey Bada
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_42-4

Definition

Alanine is one of the 20 α-amino acids found in coded proteins with the formula C 3H 7NO 2 and the structure

Keywords

Aqueous Solution Bioorganic Chemistry Helical Structure Carbonaceous Chondrite Optical Isomer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa JollaUSA