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A more structured metabolome

A recent study has put together the three-dimensional structures of proteins involved in the central metabolism of one organism, providing insight into the evolution of metabolic networks.

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Figure 1: Schematic detailing the prevailing theories of how gene duplication can explain the formation of a metabolic network.

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Betts, M., Russell, R. A more structured metabolome. Nat Struct Mol Biol 16, 1125–1126 (2009).

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