LABFUNN
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Plants and proteins

Postby LABFUNN » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:19 pm

Do plants combine sugars to make proteins?????

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Re: Plants and proteins

Postby lynnsamuelson » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:32 pm

The short answer is no. Plants, like animals make protein from amino acids. Amino acids are synthesized through complex biosynthetic pathways starting with nitrates and using enzymes to convert them into amino acids.

If you are interested in learning more about how proteins and/or amino acids are made, check out the below links.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid_synthesis

https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpa ... e-14122136

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Re: Plants and proteins

Postby LABFUNN » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Thank you!


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