dasnyder at uci.edu (David Snyder) wrote:
>Any information on phylogenic trees for Thermotoga maratima out there? I
>notice a paucity of information about this very interesting bacterium that
>would be good for evolutionary studies... this is why the cross-posting,
>hope no-one minds.
The 16S rRNA has been sequenced from Thermotoga which places this
organism near the base of the eubacteria. A few other genes have
been sequenced but none as phylogenetically useful as rRNA. Check
out any publication by Woese or cronies for a tree which shows
where Thermotoga branches.
dedgell at ac.dal.ca