WhatEntamoeba histolytica andGiardia lamblia tell us about the evolution of eukaryotic diversity
- J. Samuelson
- Journal of Biosciences
Molecular cloning techniques were used to isolate an ameba gene encoding a putative 33-kDa serine/thyronine-kinase. The open reading frame of this gene, called Ehmfk1 for E. histolytica mos family kinase, shows a 24% positional identity with the human proto-oncogene mos, including 32 of 33 amino acids conserved in other serine/threonine-kinases.