Molecular evolutionary analysis based on the amino acid sequence of catalase

Ingemar von Ossowski, Georg Hausner, Peter C. Loewen

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Abstract

Heme-containing catalase sequences from 20 different organisms representing prokaryotes, fungi, animals, and plants have been compiled for phylogenetic reconstruction. Phylogenies based on distance and parsimony analysis show that fungal and animal catalases can be derived from one ancestor, whereas bacterial catalases fail to form a monophyletic group. Plant catalases appear to form a second class of catalases that arose independently from a possible prokaryotic ancestor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalJOURNAL OF MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • EVOLUTION
  • CATALASE
  • PHYLOGENETIC TREE
  • ESCHERICHIA-COLI
  • NUCLEOTIDE-SEQUENCE
  • LIVER CATALASE
  • CDNA
  • GENE
  • PURIFICATION
  • HPII
  • CLONING
  • ENZYME
  • KATE

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