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Convergent strategies in biosynthesis

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Abstract

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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The article was received on 24 Sep 2010 and first published on 06 May 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0NP00047G
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011,28, 1054-1086

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    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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