# Protein Signatures Distinctive of Alpha Proteobacteria and Its Subgroups and a Model for α –Proteobacterial Evolution

@article{Gupta2005ProteinSD,
title={Protein Signatures Distinctive of Alpha Proteobacteria and Its Subgroups and a Model for $\alpha$ –Proteobacterial Evolution},
journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
year={2005},
volume={31},
pages={101 - 135}
}
• Published 2005
• Biology, Medicine
• Critical Reviews in Microbiology
Alpha (α) proteobacteria comprise a large and metabolically diverse group. No biochemical or molecular feature is presently known that can distinguish these bacteria from other groups. The evolutionary relationships among this group, which includes numerous pathogens and agriculturally important microbes, are also not understood. Shared conserved inserts and deletions (i.e., indels or signatures) in molecular sequences provide a powerful means for identification of different groups in clear… Expand
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