March 20, 2001

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The Dictyostelium sequences have been revisited and many new accessions have
been found. Jinchuan Xing a graduate student on a rotation in the lab has
searched all 64 previous contigs against the databases and he assembled as many
of these genes as possible from the new hits. There are now 17 complete or
nearly complete sequences and the number of contigs has dropped from 64 to 56
due to joining of previous contigs. There are at least 41 P450s in
Dictyostelium based on unique C-terminal sequences. (see lower eukaryotes on the
homepage, then click on 57 D. discoideum contigs) The alignment of C-terminals
has also been revised.