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
Andrew J. Roger
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PS- If you want to know an interesting wrinkle on the Fe/Mn SOD
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