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Proteins: Historians of Life on Earth

What can the enzyme enolase reveal about the relationships between the organisms that produce this protein? Do variations in genetic sequence always alter both protein structure and protein function? Visualization tools and the Biology Workbench enable us to explore the active site on the enzyme.

  • compare highly conserved sequences in enolase protein variants

Topic(s): Phylogeny/Evolution

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