Thanks for those recent refs. I hadn't looked at my JME for a couple months.
I've used to keep very close eye on this literature until about a year ago.
I wrote a brief rebuttal to a creationists article on the universality of
the genetic code which Glen Morton put on his web page. It may be of some
use to some people if they need a general overview of the biology. That
article is getting a little dated now and I look forward to looking at these
new articles. At the bottom of my article
I have a pretty good list of the relevant literature going up through 1999.
I've pasted just couple in here. Joel
Castresana, J., G. Feldmaier-Fuchs, and S. Paabo. 1998. Codon reassignment
and amino acid composition in hemichordate mitochondria. Proceedings
National Academy Sciences USA 95:3703-3707.
Ehara, M., H-I, Yasuko, I. Yuji, and T. Ohama. 1997. Use of a deviant
mitochondrial genetic code in yellow-green algae as a landmark for
segregating members within the phylum. Journal Molecular Evolution
Giulio, M. D. 1997. On the origin of the genetic code. Journal Theoretical
Hayashi-Ishimaru, Y., T. Ohama, Y. Kawatsu, K. Nakamura,and S. Osawa. 1996.
UAG is a sense codon in several chlorophycean mitochondria.
Osawa, S., T. Jukes, K. Watanabe, and A. Muto. 1992. Recent evidence for
evolution of the genetic code. Microbiological Reviews 56(1):229-264.
Osawa, S. and T. Jukes. 1995. On codon reassignment. Journal Molecular
Sanchez, J-S. 1995. On the origin and evolution of the genetic code. Journal
Molecular Evolution 41:712-716.
Santos, M. A. S., T. Ueda, K. Watanabe, and M. Tuite. 1997. The non-standard
genetic code of Candida spp.: an evolving genetic code or a novel mechanism
for adaption? Molecular Microbiology 26(3):423-431.
Schultz, D. W. and M. Yarus. 1994. Transfer RNA mutation and the
malleability of the genetic code. Journal Molecular Biology 235:1377-1380.
Schultz, D. and M. Yarus. 1996. On malleability in the genetic code. Journal
Molecular Evolution 42:597-601.
Tourancheau, A. B., N. Tsao, L. Klobutcher, R. Pearlman, and A. Adoutte.
1995. Genetic code deviations in the ciliates: evidence for multiple and
independent events. The EMBO Journal 14(13):3262-3267.
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