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 39 - Self-Quiz - Page 705: 10


d. amino acids

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Many proteins found in plants are lacking in one or more essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot make and must be obtained from food sources. Because, unlike animal proteins, plant proteins are incomplete, by combining plant food sources that complement one another, individuals can obtain all the essential amino acids from an all-plant diet.
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