Bob Cooper wrote:
>> 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.