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A team of researchers have studied what is described as a common molecular tool kit that is shared by most living beings on the planet.
The researchers said that the molecular tool kit is being shared by organisms across species and has been linked to evolutionary relationships between species. The researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Toronto have found the assembly instructions for as many as 1,000 protein complexes shared by most species of animals.
The researchers identified about 1,000 molecular machines that are essential for the development and survival of a host of species including sea anemones, worms, mice and humans. They also found identical protein complexesrequired by the cells that organise the proper formation of the head and eye among different species.
Lead author Edward Marcotte of The University of Texas said that they were able to develop a type of assembly diagram that shows how thousands of different proteins carry out their functions inside cells of most of the animals. The researchers said that the study added understanding about how protein complexes came together across very different organisms and implications on human health care.