The Correct Phylogenetic Relationship of KdsA (3-Deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate 8-Phosphate Synthase) with One of Two Independently Evolved Classes of AroA (3-Deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-Phosphate Synthase)

@article{Jensen2001TheCP,
  title={The Correct Phylogenetic Relationship of KdsA (3-Deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate 8-Phosphate Synthase) with One of Two Independently Evolved Classes of AroA (3-Deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-Phosphate Synthase)},
  author={Roy A. Jensen and Gary Xie and David H. Calhoun and Carol A. Bonner},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={54},
  pages={416-423}
}
Recently Birck and Woodard (2001) published a phylogenetic tree of 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate (DAHP) synthase proteins that not only incorrectly includes an unrelated class of DAHP synthase, but also incorrectly excludes 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate 8-phosphate (KDOP) synthases. DAHP is the initial product that is specifically committed to… CONTINUE READING