Thermotoga maratima

Dr. David Faguy David.Faguy at qmgate.arc.nasa.gov
Thu Nov 30 18:02:59 EST 1995

lamoran at medisun.med.utoronto.ca (Laurence Moran) wrote:

>There are several genes that appear to be more phylogenetically useful than
>16S RNA. One of these is the glutamine synthetase gene and dendrograms
>constructed using these sequences tend to show that Thermotoga maritima
Although I don't want to start an ideological war, what makes GS 'more phylogenetically useful' than 16S?
In my (extremely humble) opinion 16S RNA phylogeny - while certainly not perfect - is  the best single predictor of phylogenetic relationships that is available.

David Faguy
Exobiology Branch
NASA/Ames Res. Ctr.

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