New insights into the phylogenetic distribution and evolutionary origins of the septins.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Until recently, it had appeared that the septin family of proteins was restricted to the opisthokont eukaryotes (the fungi and animals and their close relatives the microsporidia and choanoflagellates). It has now become apparent that septins are also present in several other widely divergent eukaryotic lineages (chlorophyte algae, brown algae, and ciliates). This distribution and the details of the non-opisthokont septin sequences appear to require major revisions to hypotheses about the origins and early evolution of the septins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nishihama, R; Onishi, M; Pringle, JR

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 392 / 8-9

Start / End Page

  • 681 - 687

PubMed ID

  • 21824002

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3951473

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1437-4315

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1431-6730

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1515/bc.2011.086


  • eng