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Evolution and Protein Folds

Seiichi Matsuda matsuda at HUSC.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Jul 11 13:56:08 EST 1994

On 11 Jul 1994 HARDIES at THORIN.UTHSCSA.EDU wrote:

> X-News: thorin.uthscsa.edu bionet.molbio.evolution:129
> From: ram at mbisgi.umd.edu (Ram Samudrala)
> Subject:Re: Evolution and Protein Folds
> Date: 6 Jul 1994 23:45:28 GMT
> Message-ID:<2vffmo$lpd at umd5.umd.edu>
> >Is there sufficient time/mutations in evolution for a novel small
> >domain (e.g. zinc finger) to have arisen by chance alone?  Sure.
> Why do you say this?  Is there any model (besides intiution) that lets
> you make such a statement?  
> --Ram

Why do you say there isn't suffucient time?  Is there any model (besides 
intuition that lets you question this statement?


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