genetic conservation in evolution

M.D. Winn mdw at dlpx1.dl.ac.uk
Wed Mar 13 06:17:02 EST 1996


In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960312083646.21716B-100000 at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu>, Sandra Pena De Ortiz <spenadeo at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu> writes:
|> 
|> Hi:
|> 
|> I have been trying to find genes that are conserved over 90% at the 
|> nucleotide level from yeast to rodents.  Could this kind of conservation 
|> occur in evolution?
|> 
|> Please help!!  Thanks in advance.
|> 
|> SPO
|> UTSA

ben-Avraham & Tirion, Biophys. J., 68, 1231 (1995) state:

"The sequence similarity of actin found in mammals, birds,
amphibians and fish is over 90%"

OK Doesn't go as far as yeast, but nevertheless not bad.

Martyn



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