Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealed

The peanut and its kin have not one, but two ways to make the amino acid tyrosine, one of the 20 required to make all of its proteins, and an essential human nutrient. That might seem small, but why this plant family has a unique way to make such an important chemical building block is a mystery that has captured the attention of Hiroshi Maeda, a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealed

As you bite into your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chew on this: The peanut you're eating has a secret.

Mon 3 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Peanut Family Secret for Making Chemical Building Blocks Revealed, Mon 3 Jul 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealed, Mon 26 Jun 17 from ScienceDaily

Peanut Family Secret for Making Chemical Building Blocks Revealed, Mon 26 Jun 17 from Newswise

Scientists catch plants in the act of changing chemistry thought to be immutable because necessary for life

Because plants can't get up and run away, they've had to be clever instead. They are the chemists of the living world, producing hundreds of thousands of small molecules that they use as sunscreens, ...

Mon 26 Jun 17 from Phys.org

Pulling the tablecloth out from under essential metabolism

Most organisms share the biosynthetic pathways for making crucial nutrients because it is is dangerous to tinker with them. But now a collaborative team of scientists has caught plants in the ...

Mon 26 Jun 17 from ScienceDaily

Pulling the Tablecloth Out From Under Essential Metabolism, Mon 26 Jun 17 from Newswise

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