Stoichiogenomics: the evolutionary ecology of macromolecular elemental composition.

Abstract

The new field of 'stoichiogenomics' integrates evolution, ecology and bioinformatics to reveal surprising patterns of the differential usage of key elements [e.g. nitrogen (N)] in proteins and nucleic acids. Because the canonical amino acids as well as nucleotides differ in element counts, natural selection owing to limited element supplies might bias… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.10.006

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