Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 612–614

Presence of a Fibronectin Type III Domain in a Plant Protein

  • Irina  Tsyguelnaia
  • Russell F.  Doolittle

DOI: 10.1007/PL00013148

Cite this article as:
Tsyguelnaia, I. & Doolittle, R. J Mol Evol (1998) 46: 612. doi:10.1007/PL00013148


A hidden Markov model (HMM) approach was used to identify potential candidates in sequence databases for fibronectin type III domains in plants, a kingdom heretofore bereft of these structures. Fortuitously, one of the proteins uncovered had already had a crystal structure published, allowing direct structural confirmation of the existence of this domain in plants.

Key words: Fibronectin type III domains — Plant proteins — HMM search 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irina  Tsyguelnaia
    • 1
  • Russell F.  Doolittle
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Molecular Genetics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92039-0634, USAUS

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