IUBMB tries to end enzyme classification

Athel Cornish-Bowden athel at BIGFOOT.COM
Thu May 1 03:40:42 EST 1997


The recent posting from Daniel Kahn
(http://www.bio.net/hypermail/MOLECULAR-EVOLUTION/9704/0075.html)
was a useful reminder that there are still one or two people interested in
molecular evolution on this news group and that it hasn't been completely
taken over by arguments with fundies.

If, like Daniel, you use SWISS-PROT or other data bases with information
about enzymes you will know how dependent these are on the EC system of
classification sponsored (until now) by the IUBMB. Unfortunately the
Executive Committee of IUBMB has just taken a decision that will, if not
corrected, bring the EC system to an end. More information may be found at
http://www.chem.qmw.ac.uk/iupac/jcbn/help.html.

Athel






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