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Lysine is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. Lysine is directly coded for in DNA. Nutritionally, in humans, lysine is an essential amino acid. Lysine can be used as a nutritional supplement to help against herpes.

In plants used as foods, lysine is often a limiting amino acid. Plants which contain significant amounts of lysine include:

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