Chemical Evolution of Carbohydrate Metabolism


CONSIDERABLE efforts have been made to trace the evolutionary pathways of carbohydrate synthesis1. To understand more completely the origin of metabolizing systems on Earth, it is interesting also to examine the evolution of the breakdown metabolism of carbohydrates.


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DEGANI, C., HALMANN, M. Chemical Evolution of Carbohydrate Metabolism. Nature 216, 1207 (1967).

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