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EPSP (enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate) synthase with glyphosate. Computer model showing the structure of EPSP synthase (green) liganded with glyphosate (pink) and shikimate-3-phosphate (S3P, yellow). Glyphosate-based herbicides, such as Roundup, target the shikimate pathway EPSP synthase, the functionality of which is absolutely required for the survival of plants. A few atoms have been removed in order to show glyphosate and S3P.
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