Difference between revisions of "Protein"

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Protein are one of the building blocks of life.  They are complex molecules built up from [[Amino acids|amino acid]] residues.   
 
Protein are one of the building blocks of life.  They are complex molecules built up from [[Amino acids|amino acid]] residues.   
Both animals and [[Plants|plants]] use proteins, and these can be ingested by humans and used for their own needs.
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Both animals and [[Plants|plants]] use proteins, and these can be ingested by humans and used for their own needs.  As an energy source, or [[food]], proteins provide the same amount of energy as [[carbohydrates]].
  
 
Bacteria also use proteins and can serve as a [[food]] source.
 
Bacteria also use proteins and can serve as a [[food]] source.

Latest revision as of 07:41, 25 July 2019

Protein are one of the building blocks of life. They are complex molecules built up from amino acid residues. Both animals and plants use proteins, and these can be ingested by humans and used for their own needs. As an energy source, or food, proteins provide the same amount of energy as carbohydrates.

Bacteria also use proteins and can serve as a food source.