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progenitor gene

Alain Bernot bernot at sansgene.genethon.fr
Wed Jun 11 07:12:08 EST 1997


thanks to the availbility of complete genome sequences, some authors have tried
to identify orthologues genes that exist in different groups of living species.
these genes could represent a minimal set of "primitive genes" which have
existed at a early stage of life.

see for instance :
mushegian & koonin, pnas 93, 10268-73
maniloff, pnas 93, 10004-6
clayton et al, nature 387, 459 (news)
pennisi, science 272, 1098 (news)

like francois jeanmougin, i think there is no living "ancient organism"


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