Is Carl Woese losing a Kingdom?

Dave Edgell dedgell at cs.dal.ca
Thu Oct 3 07:14:40 EST 1996

L.A. Moran wrote:

> >[Following this discussion it might be news to some that not all genes
> >that encode enzymes involved in biosynthetic pathways and bioenergetics
> >group the archaebacterial homologues among their eubacterial counterparts.
> >Examples that group the archaebacterial homologues as a distinct group
> >include ATPsynthases, cytochrome C oxidases, and argininosuccinate
> >synthase.]
> Yes, and it might also be news to some that not all genes required for
> DNA replication, transcription, and translation group the archaebacteria
> with eukaryotes. There are no simple solutions to this problem. It's
> best to reserve judgement until we have more and better data.

I was wondering if you could elaborate on which genes involved in DNA replication DO NOT group 
the archaebacteria with the eukaryotes.


Dave Edgell
dedgell at cs.dal.ca

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