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Convergent strategies in biosynthesis

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Covering: 1999 to March 2010

This review article focuses on how nature sometimes solves the same problem in the biosynthesis of small molecules but using very different approaches. Four examples, involving isopentenyl diphosphate, menaquinone, lysine, and aromatic polyketides, are highlighted that represent different strategies in convergent metabolism.

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24 Sep 2010
First published
06 May 2011

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011,28, 1054-1086
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Review Article

Convergent strategies in biosynthesis

T. Dairi, T. Kuzuyama, M. Nishiyama and I. Fujii, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 1054
DOI: 10.1039/C0NP00047G

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