Dickerson 1980

Dickerson (1980)

  • Dickerson, R. E. 1980. Cytochrome c and the evolution of energy metabolism. Sci. Am. 242(3):

98–111. 137-153. 136-153.


  • The history of this ancient family of electron-transferring proteins suggests that our metabolic ancestors may have been photosynthetic bacteria for which respiration was only a standby energy mechanism.
  • Key words: Cytochromes, Bacteria, Molecules, Amino acids, Molecular chains, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Cyanobacteria, Cell respiration