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de novo and salvage pathways of nucleotides

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de novo and salvage pathways of nucleotides

Postby virlomi_stone » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:40 am

In nucleotide biosynthesis are pyrimidines synthesized only by de novo pathways and purines synthesized only by salvage pathways or can they both be synthesized by either pathway?

I think the first part is the right answer but I keep confusing myself so I am not sure.

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