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Elusive source of sulfur unravelled

The metabolic origin of the sulfur atom in the naturally occurring antibiotic lincomycin A has been obscure — until now. The biosynthetic steps involved reveal surprising roles for two sulfur-containing metabolites. See Letter p.115

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Figure 1: Biosynthesis of lincomycin A.

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Melançon, C. Elusive source of sulfur unravelled. Nature 518, 45–46 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14197

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