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CO2 fixation gets a second chance

Synthetic metabolic pathways that circumvent photorespiration can improve crop growth. Now, an efficient photorespiration bypass with a new-to-nature carboxylation step has been engineered and demonstrated in vitro.

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Fig. 1: Realizing the tartronyl-CoA pathway.


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Janasch, M., Hudson, E.P. CO2 fixation gets a second chance. Nat Catal 4, 94–95 (2021).

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