Average number of unique metabolites biosynthesized in individual species

Value 4.7 Metabolites/species
Organism Plants
Reference Mochamad Afendi et al., KNApSAcK Family Databases: Integrated metabolite-plant species databases for multifaceted plant researches. Plant Cell Physiol. 2011 Nov 28 p.14/28 2nd paragraphPubMed ID22123792
Method Researchers estimated that there potentially exist 98,800 unique metabolites among the 20,741 species in the KNApSAcK Core DB. Thus, on average, 4.7 (=98,800/20,741) unique metabolites are biosynthesized in individual species.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107292