Feb. 7, 2001


The assembled human genome is due for publication on Feb 12 in Science (online
access free for whole genome issue) Hard copy publication on Friday Feb. 16.
I will be searching for the missing regions of 27C1 and 26C1 when this comes
out. Other notable findings are a complete diatom P450 (sequence still
confidential) that is 52% identical to 97B3. This is a case where sequence
identity across deep phylogenetic space is observed. Family 97 may be like
CYP51 in this regard. Other recent evidence suggests that plants may be closest
relatives of heterokonts (including diatoms) and alveolates. Some P450 sequence
fragments are starting to become available from these species.