September 21, 2009

Modeling the metabolic network of Thermotoga maritima

In the first achievement of it kind, researchers have modeled the structures of every protein involved in Thermotoga maritima, the slowest-evolving bacteria known. Understanding how proteins work in this ancient bacterium could clear up some murky areas in our evolutionary past and teach us more about similar networks in many other animals.

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