Something Old, Something New: Conserved Enzymes and the Evolution of Novelty in Plant Specialized Metabolism.

@article{Moghe2015SomethingOS,
  title={Something Old, Something New: Conserved Enzymes and the Evolution of Novelty in Plant Specialized Metabolism.},
  author={Gaurav D Moghe and Robert L. Last},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={169 3},
  pages={1512-23}
}
Plants produce hundreds of thousands of small molecules known as specialized metabolites, many of which are of economic and ecological importance. This remarkable variety is a consequence of the diversity and rapid evolution of specialized metabolic pathways. These novel biosynthetic pathways originate via gene duplication or by functional divergence of existing genes, and they subsequently evolve through selection and/or drift. Studies over the past two decades revealed that diverse… CONTINUE READING

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