Anthony M Poole

Summary

Affiliation: Stockholm University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc The evolution of strand preference in simulated RNA replicators with strand displacement: implications for the origin of transcription
    Nobuto Takeuchi
    Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics Group, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Direct 3:33. 2008
  2. pmc Fisher: a program for the detection of H/ACA snoRNAs using MFE secondary structure prediction and comparative genomics - assessment and update
    Eva Freyhult
    Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Box 598, S 751, 24 Uppsala, Sweden Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Bacteriology, Umea University, 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Res Notes 1:49. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Early evolution: prokaryotes, the new kids on the block
    A Poole
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Bioessays 21:880-9. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Can identification of a fourth domain of life be made from sequence data alone, and could it be done on Mars?
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Astrobiology 7:801-14. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluating hypotheses for the origin of eukaryotes
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Bioessays 29:74-84. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Getting from an RNA world to modern cells just got a little easier
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Bioessays 28:105-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Modern mRNA proofreading and repair: clues that the last universal common ancestor possessed an RNA genome?
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1444-55. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Prokaryote and eukaryote evolvability
    Anthony M Poole
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Biosystems 69:163-85. 2003
  9. pmc Ribonucleotide reduction - horizontal transfer of a required function spans all three domains
    Daniel Lundin
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 10:383. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Testing fundamental evolutionary hypotheses
    David Penny
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    J Theor Biol 223:377-85. 2003

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Publications26

  1. pmc The evolution of strand preference in simulated RNA replicators with strand displacement: implications for the origin of transcription
    Nobuto Takeuchi
    Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics Group, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Direct 3:33. 2008
    ..Here we investigate whether such strand preference can evolve in a simple RNA replicator system with strand displacement...
  2. pmc Fisher: a program for the detection of H/ACA snoRNAs using MFE secondary structure prediction and comparative genomics - assessment and update
    Eva Freyhult
    Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Box 598, S 751, 24 Uppsala, Sweden Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Bacteriology, Umea University, 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    BMC Res Notes 1:49. 2008
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  3. ncbi request reprint Early evolution: prokaryotes, the new kids on the block
    A Poole
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Bioessays 21:880-9. 1999
    ..The later derivation of prokaryote RNA metabolism and genome structure can be accounted for by the two complementary mechanisms of r-selection and thermoreduction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Can identification of a fourth domain of life be made from sequence data alone, and could it be done on Mars?
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Astrobiology 7:801-14. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluating hypotheses for the origin of eukaryotes
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Bioessays 29:74-84. 2007
    ..Significantly, the absence of ancestrally amitochondriate eukaryotes (archezoa) among extant eukaryotes is neither evidence for an archaeal host for the ancestor of mitochondria, nor evidence against a eukaryotic host...
  6. ncbi request reprint Getting from an RNA world to modern cells just got a little easier
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Bioessays 28:105-8. 2006
    ..Kun and colleagues put empirical meat on theoretical bone by analysing ribozyme mutagenesis data, concluding that modest replication fidelities could permit a primordial genome with up to 100 genes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Modern mRNA proofreading and repair: clues that the last universal common ancestor possessed an RNA genome?
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1444-55. 2005
    ..However, while this lends credibility to the proposal that the LUCA had an RNA genome, the alternative, that LUCA had a DNA genome, cannot be completely ruled out...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prokaryote and eukaryote evolvability
    Anthony M Poole
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Biosystems 69:163-85. 2003
    ..Multicellular organisms evolve largely through morphological changes, not through extensive changes to cellular biochemistry...
  9. pmc Ribonucleotide reduction - horizontal transfer of a required function spans all three domains
    Daniel Lundin
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 10:383. 2010
    ..We also examine to what extent environmental factors may have impacted the distribution of RNR classes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Testing fundamental evolutionary hypotheses
    David Penny
    Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    J Theor Biol 223:377-85. 2003
    ..The uniqueness (or not) of the origin of life, though still difficult, is similarly amenable to the testing of alternative hypotheses...
  11. doi request reprint Reconciling an archaeal origin of eukaryotes with engulfment: a biologically plausible update of the Eocyte hypothesis
    Anthony M Poole
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Res Microbiol 162:71-6. 2011
    ....
  12. doi request reprint An overview of the introns-first theory
    David Penny
    Allan Wilson Center, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    J Mol Evol 69:527-40. 2009
    ..e. well established in LECA), and regardless of which is ultimately correct, it pays to separate out various questions and to focus on testing the predictions of sub-theories...
  13. ncbi request reprint Using ancestral sequences to uncover potential gene homologues
    Lesley J Collins
    Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Appl Bioinformatics 2:S85-95. 2003
    ..Overall, including ancestral sequences in searches with BLAST and/or HMMER was the most successful approach in the recovery of potential RNase P protein gene homologues, making this a useful technique in early homologue identification...
  14. pmc A metagenomics transect into the deepest point of the baltic sea reveals clear stratification of microbial functional capacities
    Petter Thureborn
    School of Natural Sciences and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e74983. 2013
    ....
  15. pmc RNRdb, a curated database of the universal enzyme family ribonucleotide reductase, reveals a high level of misannotation in sequences deposited to Genbank
    Daniel Lundin
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 10:589. 2009
    ..These differences result in distinct operational constraints (anaerobicity, iron/oxygen dependence and cobalamin dependence), and form the basis for the classification of RNRs into three classes...
  16. pmc Comparative genomic evidence for a complete nuclear pore complex in the last eukaryotic common ancestor
    Nadja Neumann
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 5:e13241. 2010
    ..Nups are broadly conserved between yeast, vertebrates and plants, but few have been identified among other major eukaryotic groups...
  17. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the ribonucleotide reductases: much ado about oxygen
    Anthony M Poole
    Institute of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Mol Evol 55:180-96. 2002
    ..The work is of broader interest, as it also sheds light on the process of adaptation to oxygenic environments consequent to the evolution of atmospheric oxygen...
  18. pmc Evolutionarily Stable Association of Intronic snoRNAs and microRNAs with Their Host Genes
    Marc P Hoeppner
    Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Genome Biol Evol 2009:420-8. 2009
    ..Our results indicate evolutionarily stable associations of numerous intronic snoRNAs and miRNAs and their host genes, with probable continued diversification of snoRNA function from an ancestral role in ribosome biogenesis...
  19. pmc Evolutionary history of the TBP-domain superfamily
    Björn Brindefalk
    Department of Botany, Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Nucleic Acids Res 41:2832-45. 2013
    ..These monopartite TBP-domain proteins suggest that this domain is functional in its own right, and that the TBP domain could have first evolved as an independent protein, which was later recruited in different contexts...
  20. ncbi request reprint The nature of the last universal common ancestor
    D Penny
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, PO Box 11 222, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 9:672-7. 1999
    ..The last universal common ancestor may have been mesophilic and could have had many features of the eukaryote genome, but its cytology is unknown...
  21. ncbi request reprint Confounded cytosine! Tinkering and the evolution of DNA
    A Poole
    Institute of Molecular Biosciences, PO Box 11222, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2:147-51. 2001
    ..Any engineer would have replaced cytosine, but evolution is a tinkerer not an engineer. By keeping cytosine and replacing uracil the problem was never eliminated, returning once again with the advent of DNA methylation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Response to Dagan and Martin
    Anthony M Poole
    Bioessays 29:611-4. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Life up north: meeting report: nordic astrobiology 2006: origins & distribution of life in the universe
    Anthony M Poole
    Astrobiology 6:815-8. 2006
  24. pmc Endosymbiont gene functions impaired and rescued by polymerase infidelity at poly(A) tracts
    Ivica Tamas
    Department of Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:14934-9. 2008
    ..These features of homopolymeric tracts could be exploited to manipulate gene expression in small synthetic genomes...