APPENDIX 1C Characteristics of Amino Acids

  1. Andrew Ellington,
  2. J. Michael Cherry (codon usage)

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mba01cs33

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Ellington, A. and Cherry, J. M. 2001. Characteristics of Amino Acids. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 44:1C:A.1C.1–A.1C.12.

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JAN 1996


This appendix presents useful basic information, including common abbreviations, useful measurements and data, characteristics of amino acids and nucleic acids, information on radioactivity and the safe use of radioisotopes and other hazardous chemicals, conversions for centrifuges and rotors, characteristics of common detergents, and common conversion factors.