An archaeal genomic signature.

  title={An archaeal genomic signature.},
  author={David E Graham and Ross A. Overbeek and Gary J. Olsen and Carl R. Woese},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={97 7},
Comparisons of complete genome sequences allow the most objective and comprehensive descriptions possible of a lineage's evolution. This communication uses the completed genomes from four major euryarchaeal taxa to define a genomic signature for the Euryarchaeota and, by extension, the Archaea as a whole. The signature is defined in terms of the set of protein-encoding genes found in at least two diverse members of the euryarchaeal taxa that function uniquely within the Archaea; most signature… CONTINUE READING

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