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(Gly, G)
(smallest of the twenty common amino acids)

Glycine (Gly or G) is the smallest of the twenty amino acids commonly found in proteins. Its formula is NH2CH2COOH. Glycine is biosynthesized in the body and is not essential to diet.

Glycine has been discovered in meteors, in comets. Some believe it present in the interstellar medium and similar molecules have been observed in molecular clouds.

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