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Metabolic Reactions: Less Is More In Single-celled Organisms, ScienceDaily
Excerpt: A Northwestern University study has found a surprising similarity among four quite different organisms. The simplest organism, a bacterium called H. pylori, uses the same number of biochemical reactions (around 300) as yeast, the largest, most complex organism of the group, when optimizing growth.
- Source: Metabolic Reactions: Less Is More In Single-celled Organisms
[ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081205094616.htm ], ScienceDaily, 2008/12/16