Volker Knoop volker.knoop at biologie.uni-ulm.de
Wed Jun 12 08:47:14 EST 1996

In article <4pmav7$3rb at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, mbhsl at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk (H.J.
Sluiman) wrote:

>We have come across a Group I intron in a green algal 18S rDNA more or
>less by accident and are intrigued by its possible function and
evolutionary >origin.

Hey, interesting. Which species? Any significant database homologies?

> Any pointers to some recent relevant literature?

On what exactly? Group I introns and algae? You probably know the
literature from the David Shub lab concerning group I's in cyanobacteria?
And also the PNAS paper from the Melkonian group on group I in rRNA of
Also a nice paper concerning group I is Vaughn et al. in JMolEvol 41:563
because they have a hint for horizontal transfer from a fungus into a
plant mito genome.

Volker Knoop (volker.knoop at biologie.uni-ulm.de)
Allgemeine Botanik, Universitaet Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany
phone +49-731-502-2615 fax -2626

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