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Favouring the unfavoured

The naturally occurring antibiotic lasalocid A contains a chemical structure that is not expected to form readily. The enzyme that catalyses the formation of this structure has been identified, and its activity is a revelation. See Letter p.355

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Cane, D. Favouring the unfavoured. Nature 483, 285–286 (2012).

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