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Unique bacterial chemist in the war on potatoes

(Georgia Institute of Technology) This enzyme is 'wacko' in many ways in its breakdown of a poison related to TNT. On top of that, 5NAA-A is known so far only to exist in a single living organism on Earth -- a type of bacteria. Could it be the lone master of a rare bacterial enzymatic kung fu, in the war on potatoes? Or does a genomic clue point to its existence in one other solitary case?
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