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Amino acids are the monomer building blocks of proteins, just like bases are the building blocks of RNA.
In nature, each canonical amino acid is matched with a transfer RNA (tRNA) with a particular anticodon sequence. Within the ribosome, this anticodon sequence complements the codon sequence on the messenger RNA (mRNA), allowing the amino acid monomer to be added onto the growing protein chain.
Teaching about Amino Acids
Proteins ll: Amino Acids. Polemerization and Peptide Bonds
Protein lll: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids
- Wikipedia's article on Amino acids