Talk:Vault (organelle)

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This is a relatively new discovery (function and purpose of which is not well known), I will try to add more information as I get it as I read medical and biological journals often. Chronic since 1992. (talk) 04:32, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Extent of ubiquitous nature[edit]

This section says that most organisms have them but there are a few exceptions, four model organisms, a plant, animal, fungi and nematode are then listed as not having them. These are some of the most studied organisms and it seems a bit strange that these all lack them if most organisms have them. Have they been found in other species of plant, fungi and nematode? (animal omitted as it was obviously found in rats) Smartse (talk) 13:59, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I tried toning down the claims of ubiquity of vault. The evidence suggests that it is just very well conserved but has been lost by some lineages.--Paul (talk) 22:52, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I've added that the four species without are model organisms as I think this is an important point to make. To me it suggests that it might not be that well conserved but I won't do any WP:OR. Smartse (talk) 00:03, 12 November 2009 (UTC)