What is the role of sugar in biological recognition?


What is the role of sugar in biological recognition?

Biological Recognition:

Biological recognition is the phenomenon whereby two biological molecules interact specifically without permanent chemical bonds forming between them. It is mediated by intermolecular forces such as hydrogen bonds, which are weaker bonds that can be easily formed and broken.

Answer and Explanation:

In biological recognition, sugar residues can be added to proteins which allows them to bind to other molecules with specificity. Proteins modified by...

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