Evolution in action

Thomas (Tom) Scanlan, Ralph C. Reid

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Abstract

The α β barrel enzyme phosphotriesterase from soil bacteria appears to have evolved the ability to hydrolyze the insecticide paraoxon at the diffusion limit in only a few decades. A newly-identified open reading frame from Escherichia coli may offer a clue to its origins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry and Biology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Phosphoric Triester Hydrolases
Paraoxon
Insecticides
Escherichia coli
Open Reading Frames
Bacteria
Soil
Soils
Enzymes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry

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Evolution in action. / Scanlan, Thomas (Tom); Reid, Ralph C.

In: Chemistry and Biology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1995, p. 71-75.

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Scanlan, Thomas (Tom) ; Reid, Ralph C. / Evolution in action. In: Chemistry and Biology. 1995 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 71-75.
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