A major clade of prokaryotes with ancient adaptations to life on land.

@article{Battistuzzi2009AMC,
  title={A major clade of prokaryotes with ancient adaptations to life on land.},
  author={F U Battistuzzi and S. Blair Hedges},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={335-43}
}
Evolutionary trees of prokaryotes usually define the known classes and phyla but less often agree on the relationships among those groups. This has been attributed to the effects of horizontal gene transfer, biases in sequence change, and large evolutionary distances. Furthermore, higher level clades of prokaryote phyla rarely are supported by information from ecology and cell biology. Nonetheless, common patterns are beginning to emerge as larger numbers of species are analyzed with… CONTINUE READING
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