DO NOT USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, UNDER EMBARGO: Rare enzyme performs 'wacko' chemical reactions 5NAA-A

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DO NOT USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, UNDER EMBARGO:  A bacterial warrior the only one of its kind? This enzyme is "wacko" in many ways in its breakdown of a poison related to TNT. On top of that, 5NAA-A is known so far only to exist in a single living organism on Earth, a type of bacteria. Could it be the lone master of a rare bacterial enzymatic kung fu, in the war on potatoes? Or does a genomic clue point to its existence in one other solitary case?

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5NAA-A, enzyme catalysis, enzyme engineering, agriculture, Jim Spain, Streptomyces scabies, S. scabies, potato scab, Bradyrhizobium sp. JS329
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 3, 2016 - 10:26am
  • Last Updated: Oct 3, 2016 - 1:34pm