Tracing oxygen's imprint on earth's metabolic evolution

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Abstract

As oxygen built up in Earth's atmosphere during the Precambrian, organisms evolved more complex biochemical networks. This expansion made feasible oxygen-dependent metabolisms that coopted parts of preexisting anaerobic ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1724-1725
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume311
Issue number5768
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2006

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  • General

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