Evolution of Superoxide Dismutase?

Andrew J. Roger aroger at ac.dal.ca
Tue May 7 06:15:19 EST 1996


Dave Edgell wrote:
> 
> Michael R. King wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone please have any citations that may elude to the possible
> > evolution of superoxide dismutase?  The only papers I have come across were
> > discussing the use of SOD as molecular clocks but these don't suit my
> > purposes. I would appreciate any information.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Michael R. King
> > king1 at students.uiuc.edu
> 
> Check out Smith, Feng and Doolittle's paper discussing lateral gene
> transfers:
> 
> Smith, M.W. et al. 1992. Evolution by acquisition: the case for
> horizontal gene transfers. Trends in Biochem. Sci., 17:489-93.
> 
> In this paper they show a Fe/Mn SOD tree and discuss the
> significance of a eubacterial Fe SOD gene in Entamoeba histolytica.
> If you are interested in Cu/Zn SOD, there are several papers
> in the Journal of Molecular Evolution over the last 5 years.
> As you may or may not know Cu/Zn and Fe/Mn SODs are not
> detectably related.
> 
> Cheers
> Andrew J. Roger
> aroger at ac.dal.ca
> Dept. Biochemistry,
> Dalhousie University
> Halifax, N.S.
> B3H 4H7
> ph: 902 494 3569
> FAX: 902 494 1355
> 
> PS- If you want to know an interesting wrinkle on the Fe/Mn SOD
> story, email me and I will discuss it with you!

I am sorry. I forgot to change the preferences on my mail. Dave
Edgell did not post this, I did.

Andrew J. Roger



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