Three letter code: Ala
One letter code: A
It is a non-polar amino acid. It has a side chain of -CH3 making it the second simplest amino acid (Gylcine is the simplest amino acid with a single hydrogen atom as its side chain.) It has four codons: GCA, GCC, GCG and GCU.
- ↑ Berg J., Tymoczko J. and Stryer L (2012) Biochemistry, seventh edition, Basinstoke: W.H.Freeman and Company.