Re: Origins of VFTs

Jeffrey Michael Stein (
Tue, 14 Jun 1994 22:56:41 -0400 (EDT)

> By the way, I find it odd to think that I have the
> same enzymes as a carnivorous plant because humans and
> CPs came from the same roots (no pun intended). That's like saying
> because George Bush and I both drink Diet Coke, we're both
> Republicans.
> ---Steve

I only know of a few enzymes shared between us and our plants (I haven't had
biochem yet!). But as all life forms on this planet share at least one
biochemical pathway (glycolysis), I assume that the enzymes involved are
identical. Of course this all depends on your definition of life. (Is a virus

The end products may not be the same, but we do share too many biochemical
pathways to not be 'related'.