Calculating plants

Calculating plants Plants are cool. Just that they can convert sunlight into sugar should justify this. But plants do so much more. One of the things they can do that I found just astounding is their ability to adjust the speed with which they turn starch into sugar. Of all the energy plants get fromContinue reading “Calculating plants”

Rekenende planten

Rekenende planten Planten zijn cool. Op zich is alleen al het omzetten van zonlicht in suiker al reden genoeg hiervoor. Maar planten kunnen zo veel meer dan dat. Een eigenschap van planten die ik echt verbazingwekkend vind is hun vermogen om de snelheid van de omzetting van zetmeel aan te passen. Van al het zonlichtContinue reading “Rekenende planten”

Regulating enzymes

Regulating enzymes Regulation can happen in many ways. For metabolic pathways three main regulatory mechanisms can be distinguished. A) The production of its enzymes, B) the degradation of these enzymes and C) regulating the activity of these enzymes. Where the regulation through the production and degradation of enzymes is crude and imprecise, regulation through regulatingContinue reading “Regulating enzymes”