Early Evolution of Membrane Lipids: How did the Lipid Divide Occur?

  • Yosuke Koga
  • Published 2011 in Journal of Molecular Evolution

Abstract

The ubiquitous distribution, homology over three domains, and key role in the membrane formation of the enzymes of the CDP-alcohol phosphatidyltransferase family, as well as phylogenetic analyses of lipid synthesizing enzymes suggest that the membranes of Wächtershäuser’s hypothetical pre-cells (universal common ancestor) [Mol Microbiol 47:13–22 (2003… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00239-011-9428-5

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