John W. Stiller

There are 4 included publications by John W. Stiller :

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Are algal genes in nonphotosynthetic protists evidence of historical plastid endosymbioses? 2011 74377 Background: How photosynthetic organelles or plastids were acquired by diverse eukaryotes is among the most hotly debated topics in broad scale eukaryotic evolution. The history of plastid endosymbioses commonly is interpreted under the "chromalveola...
Comparative genomics of cyclin-dependent kinases suggest co-evolution of the RNAP II C-terminal domain and CTD-directed CDKs 2011 74377 Background: Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) are a large family of proteins that function in a variety of key regulatory pathways in eukaryotic cells including control over the cell cycle and gene transcription. Among the most important and broadly st...
Functional Unit of the RNA Polymerase II C-Terminal Domain Lies within Heptapeptide Pairs  2011 74377 Unlike all other RNA polymerases the largest subunit (RPB1) of eukaryotic DNA-dependent RNA polymerase II (RNAP II) has a C-terminal domain (CTD) comprising tandemly repeated heptapeptides with the consensus sequence Y-S-P-T-S-P-S. The tandem structu...
The largest subunit of RNA polymerase II from the Glaucocystophyta: functional constraint and short-branch exclusion in deep eukaryotic phylogeny 2011 74377 Background: Evolutionary analyses of the largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (RPB1) have yielded important and at times provocative results. One particularly troublesome outcome is the consistent inference of independent origins of red algae and gre...