Flagellin and Tubulin Genes

Shehrebanoo Malik banoo at bio01.bio.uottawa.ca
Thu Oct 9 23:42:08 EST 1997


Bob Cooper wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> I had a student question about genes that code for tubulin and
> flagellin.  The flagella of prokaryotes and eukaryotes are analogous
> structures.  Prokaryotic flagella are composed of flagellin subunits
> while the microtubules that make up the eukaryotic flagellum
> (undulopodium) are composed of tubulin.  Does anybody know if the genes
> that code for these protein subunits (i.e., flagellin and tubulin) are
> at all homologous?
> 
> Bob Cooper
> rac7 at erols.com

Hi, since you ARE asking for more info about tubulin, do look up
a 1996 or 1997 paper by Patrick J. Keeling.  Sorry, i don't recall
the exact reference...it was either in PNAS, Molecular Biology and
Evolution, or Journal of Molecular Evolution......you'll have to use
Medline or Nentrez to find it.  Good luck.
BM




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