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formaldehyde assimilation via xylulose monophosphate cycle (GO:0019648)
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formaldehyde assimilation via ribulose monophosphate cycle 
formaldehyde assimilation via xylulose monophosphate cycle 
The pathway in which formaldehyde is used as a carbon source in the xylulose monophosphate cycle. Methylotrophic yeasts, but not bacteria, utilize the xylulose monophosphate cycle to fix formaldehyde and convert it into metabolically useful organic compounds.
xylulose 5-phosphate biosynthetic process +   

Exact Synonyms: formaldehyde assimilation via xylulose-5-phosphate cycle ;   formaldehyde fixation cycle
Xrefs: MetaCyc:P185-PWY
Definition Sources: MetaCyc:P185-PWY

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