Comparative genomics reveals novel biochemical pathways

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Abstract

How well do we understand which enzymes are involved in the primary metabolism of the cell? A recent study using comparative genomics and postgenomics approaches revealed a novel pathway in the most studied organism, Escherichia coli. The analysis of a new operon consisting of seven previously uncharacterized genes thought to be involved in the degradation of nucleic acid precursors showsthe impact of comparative genomics on the discovery of novel pathways and enzymes.

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Authors
  • Jure Piskur
  • K.D. Schnackerz
  • Gorm Andersen
  • Olof Björnberg
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Biological Sciences

Keywords

  • genomics, biochemical pathways, nucleic acid precursors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
JournalTrends in Genetics
Volume23
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes