A Tandem Duplication of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase in Nosema bombycis and Its Evolutionary Origins
The gene encoding the iron-dependent superoxide dismutase from Pseudomonas ovalis was cloned from a genomic library and sequenced. The ORF differs from the previously published protein sequence, which was used for the original structure determination, at 16 positions. The differences include three additional inserted residues, one deleted residue and 12 point substitutions. The gene was subcloned and the recombinant protein overexpressed, purified and crystallized in a trigonal space group. The structure was determined by molecular replacement and was refined to 2.1 A resolution.