Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis Enzymes

Submitted by molecadmin on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:13

Authors: Brian Sullivan (University of North Carolina), and Shuchismita Dutta* (Rutgers University, NJ); *contact: sdutta@rcsb.rutgers.edu

Citation and Adaptations: doi:10.25334/225Z-KR22

Work funded by NSF grant # 1827011

 

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