MSA - Systematics/Evolution
Hoffmann, Kerstin , Winkler, Robert , Brzonkalik , Katrin , Voigt, Kerstin .
Phylogenetic evidence for the neofunctionalization of enzymes originally involved in the primary metabolism of basal fungi.
The traditional fungal phyla Zygomycota and Chytridiomycota form the basal lineages of the kingdom Fungi. The Zygomycota are characterized by the formation of zygospores following a specific mutual reaction of recognition between compatible mating partners. Asexual reproduction is maintained by mitospores, which are flagellated in Chytridiomycota and unflagellated in Zygomycota. Extensive data mining and analyses revealed several interesting enzymes predominantly involved in primary metabolism (e.g. carbohydrate utilization). But some fungal enzymes seems to have undergone neofunctionalization during evolution of basal fungi which is supported by three-dimensional modelling and kingdom-wide phylogenetic analysis.
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1 - University of Jena, Institute for Microbiology, Neugasse 24, Jena, 07743, Germany
2 - Hans-Knöll-Institute, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Biomolecular Chemistry, Beutenbergstr. 11a, Jena, 07745, Germany
3 - University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Process Engineering in Life Sciences, Kaiserstr. 12, Kahrlsruhe, 76131, Germany
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM