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Which one out of A - D given below correctly represents the structural formula of the basic amino acid?


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B
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C
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Solution

The correct option is C D
Acidic amino acids have more carboxyl groups (COOH) than amino
groups (NH2).
Basic amino acids have more NH2 groups than COOH groups.
Neutral amino acids have equal number of NH2 groups and COOH groups.

A - It is the structure of glutamic acid which is a acidic amino acid.
B - It is the structure of serine which is a neutral amino acid.
D - It is the structure of lysine which is a basic amino acid.
C - It is not a structure of amino acid.

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