On Earth, L-amino acids in proteins go with D-ribo- or D-deoxyribo-nucleotides. At which point in time during the evolution of living systems was the decision made to make use of only one of the enantiomer pairs?
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The purpose of this blog is to share our appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. We will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which we have a special fascination... (more)