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
>> 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.
> 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