Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 19 - Self-Quiz - Page 317: 4



Work Step by Step

Because clay particles are slightly negative, molecules with a positive charge dissolved in seawater stick to the surface of these clay particles found on tidal flats. Over time, the molecules would continue to bind to each other. With the help of the sun's energy, molecules such as amino acids can form polymers under these conditions. The polymerization of amino acid subunits makes proteins.
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