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‘Promiscuous’ enzymes can compensate for disabled genes

Friday, December 9th, 2016
‘Promiscuous’ enzymes can compensate for disabled genes

Bacteria devise metabolic work-around when important biochemical reactions are thwarted

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12:03PM, AUGUST 12, 2016
E. coli

PINCH HITTERS  When E. coli (shown here) loses genes that make important enzymes, other enzymes will find a new way to do the same job.