Co-metabolism: Is the emperor wearing any clothes?

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Co-metabolism is a term used for biochemically undefined observations in catabolic enzyme substrate specificity, the interplay between enzyme specificity and metabolic regulation, the metabolic interdependence of microorganisms, and co-substrate requirements in the catabolism of xenobiotic compounds. Recent findings in these four areas of microbial biochemistry necessitate a re-evaluation of the widespread use of the term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in biotechnology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996


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