A genomic timescale of prokaryote evolution: insights into the origin of methanogenesis, phototrophy, and the colonization of land

@article{Battistuzzi2004AGT,
  title={A genomic timescale of prokaryote evolution: insights into the origin of methanogenesis, phototrophy, and the colonization of land},
  author={F U Battistuzzi and Andreia Feijao and S. Blair Hedges},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={44 - 44}
}
The timescale of prokaryote evolution has been difficult to reconstruct because of a limited fossil record and complexities associated with molecular clocks and deep divergences. However, the relatively large number of genome sequences currently available has provided a better opportunity to control for potential biases such as horizontal gene transfer and rate differences among lineages. We assembled a data set of sequences from 32 proteins (~7600 amino acids) common to 72 species and… CONTINUE READING
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